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Name:Benjamin Bellfield Cave
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Benjamin Bellfield Cave, Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- April 27, 1845 in Madison Co. Va. Father- Bellfield Cave; Mother- Cremora Jones No informtion on Pat. Grandparents Mat. Grandfather- William Jones; Mat. Grandmother- Harriet McRae, daughter of Alexander McRae Married- Emma Gold Hill, daughter of Col. H.W. Hill of Madison Co. Va. on April 17, 1869 Children- 1- Channing Moore Cave; 2- Patrick McRae Cave; 3- Henry Auretius Cave VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 4, 1862; Dropped from rolls July 8, 1862 after failing to return from furlough Civil War Record: Identification not certain, but may have been the man who enlisted at Orange Co. March 27, 1864 as Private in Co. K 2nd Va. Cavalry; In hospital in Richmond and Charlottesville Oct. 11-31, 1864; Signed parole May 20, 1865 Careers: Farmer Died- Sept. 9, 1887
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