{⋆★⋆} BG Hunton, Eppa

Eppa Hunton Jr.

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Born: September 22, 1822

Birth Place: Warrenton, Virginia

Father: Eppa Hunton Sr. 1789 – 1830
(Buried: Hunton Cemetery, New Baltimore Virginia)​

Mother: Elizabeth Mary Brent 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Hunton Cemetery, New Baltimore, Virginia)​

Wife: Lucy Caroline Weir 1825 – 1899
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Children:

Elizabeth Boothe Hunton 1853 – 1854​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Eppa Hunton III 1855 – 1932​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Education:

Graduated from New Baltimore Academy​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Brentsville, Virginia​
1849 – 1861: Commonwealth Attorney for Prince William County​
Brigadier General in Virginia State Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Virginia State Secession Convention​
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 8th Virginia Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1861: Participated in the Battle of Ball's Bluff​
1863: Wounded in the leg during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
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1863 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1863 – 1864: Participated in the Defense of Richmond, Virginia​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Participated in the Sieges of Petersburg and Richmond​
1865: Participated in the Battle of Five Forks​
1865: Captured during the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia​
1865: Imprisoned at Fort Warren, Massachusetts​
1865: In July, Paroled by the Union Army at Fort Warren, Massachusetts​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1873: Attorney in Warrenton, Virginia
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1873 – 1881: United States Representative from Virginia​
1881 – 1892: Attorney in Warrenton, Virginia​
1892 – 1895: United States Senator from Virginia​
1895 – 1908: Attorney in Warrenton, Virginia​
(Suffered from attacks of vertigo, blind and deaf before death)​

Died: October 11, 1908

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Age at time of Death: 86 years old

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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Eppa Hunton Jr.:
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Born: September 22, 1822View attachment 373496
Birth Place: Warrenton Virginia
Father: Eppa Hunton Sr. 1789 – 1830
(Buried: Hunton Cemetery New Baltimore Virginia)
Mother: Elizabeth Mary Brent 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Hunton Cemetery New Baltimore Virginia)
Wife: Lucy Caroline Weir 1825 – 1899
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Children:
Elizabeth Boothe Hunton 1853 – 1854
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Eppa Hunton III 1855 – 1932
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)

Education:
Graduated from New Baltimore Academy

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Brentsville Virginia
1849 – 1861: Commonwealth Attorney for Prince William County
Brigadier General in Virginia State Militia

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Virginia State Secession Convention
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 8th​ Virginia Infantry
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run
1861: Participated in the Battle of Ball's Bluff
1863: Wounded in the leg during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry
1863 – 1864: Participated in the Defense of Richmond Virginia
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor VirginiaView attachment 373497
1864: Participated in the Sieges of Petersburg and Richmond
1865: Participated in the Battle of Five Forks
1865: Captured during the Battle of Saylor's Creek Virginia
1865: Imprisoned at Fort Warren Massachusetts
1865: (July: Paroled by the Union Army at Fort Warren Massachusetts)

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1873: Attorney in Warrenton Virginia
1873 – 1881: United States Representative from Virginia
1881 – 1892: Attorney in Warrenton Virginia
1892 – 1895: United States Senator from Virginia
1895 – 1908: Attorney in Warrenton Virginia


Died:
October 11, 1908
Place of Death: Richmond Virginia
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
(Suffered from attacks of vertigo, blind and deaf before death)
Age at time of Death: 86 years old
Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia



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Garnett was the senior Colonel in the Gamecock Brigade, and served in the brigade under Pickett and Garnett. He actually led the brigade many times, particularly after Pickett was wounded in the Seven Days, he led the brigade for the remainder of that campaign and on to Second Manassas, before Garnett was assigned to command.
At Gettysburg, he was wounded, and with the death of Garnett, he was promoted to Brigadier, though it took him I believe until November before he recovered enough to lead the brigade. He did so until Sayler's Creek, where he and most of Pickett's Division were captured.
 
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After Col. Huntons promotion to brigadier the 8th Virginia was taken over by it's Lt.Col. Norborne Berkeley and his brother,Edmund, became the Lt. Colonel. And brothers, William and Charles, became major and senior captain. The 8th became known as the "Berkeley Regiment."
 
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