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Name:Thomas Goolsby Burks
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas Goolsby Burks, Jr., Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1842 at Gilmore Mills, Rockbridge Co. Va. Father- Thomas Goolsby Burks of Halifax Court House, Va.; Mother- Sarah Dandridge Medley, also of Halifax CH. Pat. Grandfather- Richard Horsely Burks; Pat. Grandmother- Susan Davis. Mat. Grandfather- Issac Medley; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Hunt. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 23, 1860; Dropped from rolls July 8, 1862 after failing to return from furlough. Civil War Record: Left on guard duty at VMI April 12, 1861 but later sent to Harpers Ferry April 22, 1861; Enlisted March 12, 1863 at Woodstock, Va. as Private in Co. I 12th Va. Cavalry; listed AWOL late 1863; In hospital in Charlottesville in spring of 1864 with debilitas. Careers: No regular occupation after the war. Died- ca. 1886 near Gilmore Mills, Va.
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