CS Corley, James Lawrence

James Lawrence Corley

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Born: October 5, 1829

Birthplace: South Carolina

Wife: Mary Coflin Riddle 1840 – 1934
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​

Children: 3

Education:

1850: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (40th​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1850 – 1851: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, Infantry​
1850 – 1851: Frontier Duty at Fort Riley, Kansas​
1851 – 1855: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 6th​ Infantry Regiment​
1851: U.S. Army Escort to Governor Ramsay of Minnesota Territory​
1851 – 1852: Frontier Duty at Fort Dodge, Iowa​
1852 – 1854: Frontier Duty at Fort Ridgely, Minnesota​
1854 – 1855: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1855 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 6th​ Infantry Regiment​
1855: Frontier Duty at Fort Riley, Kansas​
1855: Quartermaster for United States Army, 6th​ Infantry Regiment​
1855 – 1861: Adjutant for United States Army, 6th​ Infantry Regiment​
1856: Served at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1856 – 1857: Served at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1858: Served on the Utah Expedition​
1858: Served in the march to California​
1858 – 1859: Frontier Duty at San Francisco, California​
1859: Served at Fort Gaston, California​
1859: Served at San Francisco, California​
1859 – 1860: Served at Bernicia, California​
1860: Served at San Francisco, California​
1860 – 1861: Served at Bernicia, California​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 4th​

Civil War Career:
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1861: Captain of Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Ordered to report to Brig. General Robert S. Garnett​
1861: Chief Quartermaster Provisional Army of Virginia​
1861: Major of Provisional Army of Confederate States​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 60th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Lt. Colonel of Provisional Army of Confederacy​
1862 – 1865: Chief Quartermaster, Army of Northern Virginia​
1864: Major and Quartermaster of Confederate States Army​
1865: Paroled at Appomattox, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

Insurance Agent of Royal, London and Lancashire Imperial Northern Company​
Insurance Agent of Westchester and Connecticut Fire Insurance Company​
Insurance Agent of Washington Life Insurance Company​

Died:
March 28, 1883

Place of Death: Norfolk, Virginia

Cause of Death: Suicide by cutting his own throat

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia
 
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