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Name:Charles Yancey Steptoe
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:Steptoe Charles Yancey, Class of 1859 (graduated 6 out of 29): Born- April 23, 1838. Matriculated from Lynchburg, Va. At VMI 4 years. Military Record: Entered service April 26, 1861 at Appomattox Court House with Company A, 44th Virginia. Appointed 2nd Lt April c28, 1861. Praised for "great gallantry" at McDowell. Appointed 1st Lt and Adjutant (date of rank June 7, 1862). Wounded in Action at Gaines's Mill. Severely Wounded in Action (leg) at Fredericksburg. In hospital (Staunton) to August 1863. On VMI faculty 1863-64 as Lt and Assistant Instructor of French. Assigned as Quartermaster and Commissary with Cadet Battalion at Camp Lee Ocotber 1864. Requested to be excused because of wound. Retired from army by medical board November 28, 1864 and assigned to duty in enrolling service. Post War Career: Episcopal. Married Fannie Wallace. Teacher; clergyman. Died- December 18, 1877. Buried Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg.