CS Hawks, Major Wells Joseph

Wells Joseph Hawks

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Born: October 29, 1813

Birthplace: Deerfield, Massachusetts

Father: William Hawks 1774 – 1817

Mother: Abigail Marsh 1771 – 1842

1st​ Wife: Mary S. Smith 1826 – 1841
(Buried: Edge Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia)
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2nd​ Wife: Sarah W. S. Smith 1823 – 1855
(Buried: Edge Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia)​

3rd​ Wife: Sarah B. Worthington 1820 – 1898
(Buried: Edge Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia)​

Children:

Arthur Wells “Sunshine” Hawks 1847 – 1933​
(Buried: Loudoun Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​

Occupation before War:

Coach Making Businessman in Charlestown, Virginia (West Virginia)​
School Commissioner of Jefferson County, Virginia (West Virginia)​
Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
Mayor of Charlestown, Virginia (West Virginia)​
State Director of Bank of the Valley​

Civil War Career:

1861: Commissary for 2nd​ Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Major and Commissary on Staff of Lt. General Jackson​
1863 – 1864: Major and Commissary on Staff of Lt. General Ewell​
1863: Commissary to the 2nd​ Army corps at the Battle of Gettysburg​
1864 – 1865: Major and Commissary on staff of Lt. General Early​
1865: Major and Commissary on staff of Major General John Gordon​
Acting Chief Commissary Army of Northern Virginia on occasion​
1865: Paroled at Winchester, Virginia on April 17th​

Occupation after War:

Coach Making Businessman in Charlestown, West Virginia​

Died:
May 28, 1873

Place of Death: Charlestown, West Virginia

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Edge Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, West Virginia
 
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Most followers of the Civil War know about both Jackson and Lee mentioning A.P. Hill on their deathbeds. But on his deathbed Jackson supposedly also called for Hawks.
 
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