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Name:William Lewis Wingfield
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:William Lewis Wingfield, Class of 1859: Genealogy: Born- April 12, 1837 in Liberty (now Bedford), Va. Father- Gustavus A. Wingfield; Mother- Charlotte Griffin. No information on Pat. Grandparents or Mat. Grandmother. Mat. Grandfather- Dr. Samuel Griffin. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 24, 1855; Graduated July 4, 1859 standing 14th in a class of 29. Military Record: Enlisted as Captain of Co. D, 28th Va. Infantry May 20, 1861; on recruiting service Feb.- March 1862; sick in camp April, 1862; wounded in action and captured at Williamsburg; held at Fort Delaware, De.; exchanged; on detached duty in early 1863; promoted to Lt. Col. Oct. 17, 1863; captured at Sayler's Creek; Held at Johnson's Island, Oh.; released on oath July 25, 1865. Careers: Farmer. Died- March 23, 1911 in Soldier's Home in Richmond, Va. Buried at Longwood Cemetery in Bedford, Va.