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Name:Thomas M. Massenburg
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas M. Massenburg, Class of 1859 (graduated 15 out of 29). Born- January 2, 1838. Matriculated from Hampton, Va. At VMI 3 years. Military Record: Appointed 2nd Lt, Provisional Army of Virginia May 23, 1861. Drill Instructor, 16th Va. Rated "an excellent officer" by his commander. Commissioned 1st Lt in Confederate States service January 28, 1862 (date of rank January 4) and assigned as Adjutant, 16th Va. Resigned February 24, 1863 because of "injuries" (wounds ?) recieved at Second Manassas rendered him "totally incapable of discharging my duties as Adjutant." In March 1863 requested assignment in which he would not have to undergo long marches. Seems to have been the man who served in 1864 as Private, Capt W.N. Barker's Company, Signal Corps and was captured in Isle of Wight Company September 23, 1864. In XVIII (US) Corps hospital October-November 1864. Held at Point Lookout, Maryland. Exchanged March 14, 1865. In hospital, Richmond, and at Camp Lee March 1865. Signed parole at Elizabeth City, North Carolina April 30, 1865. Post War Career: Civil engineer, teacher, school official, inspector of weights and measures. Died- January 15, 1898.