★★★ Blair, William Barrett

William Barrett Blair

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Born: September 25, 1818

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Wife: Judith Cornelia Nicholl 1823 – 1908
(Buried: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia)​

Children:

Mary Louisa Blair Anderson 1849 – 1933​
(Buried: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia)​
Henry Wayne Blair 1851 – 1884​
(Buried: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia)​

Education:

1838: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (11th​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1838 – 1840: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 2nd​ Artillery​
1840 – 1852: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 2nd​ Artillery​
1850 – 1861: Captain, Commissary of Subsistence, United States Army​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 14th​

Civil War Career:
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Colonel in the Provisional Army of Virginia​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1883: Professor of Philosophy & Artillery Instructor at V.M.I.​

Died:
March 23, 1883

Place of Death: Lexington, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia
 
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