Historical Rosters Database
Briscoe Gerard BaldwinRoster ID 82
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1848|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Born- Aug. 12, 1828 in Staunton, Va. Father- Judge Briscoe Gerard Baldwin; Mother- Martha Steele Brown. Pat. Grandfather- Cornelius Baldwin; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- John Brown; Mat. Grandmother- Frances Peyton. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 7, 1845; Graduated July 4, 1848 standing 22 in a class of 24 Civil War Record: Appointed from Ala. to 1st Light Artillery July 19. 1861; Made Captain Jan. 1, 1862 and Major Jun. 12, 1862; At Richmond Arsenal until April 1862 when given leave with permission to join staff of Brig. Gen. R.E. Rodes; At Malvern Hill acted as Lt. Col. for the 6th Ala. Regiment; Praised for "the highest order of soldierly qualities" by Rodes and Col. J.B. Gordon; In charge of Ordance Dept. in Winchester Sept. 1862; Assigned to Briarfield Arsenal in Columbus, Ms. Oct. 1862 but named Chief of Ordance in Va. Nov. 1862 with the temporary grade of Lt. Col.; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers- Captain of Ordnance for U.S. Army; Superintendent for Texas Schools. Died- Sept. 28, 1898. Buried in Bryan, TX.|