Waddell's Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, from 1726 to 1871


Waters, James H.—Captain of Company L, Fifth infantry. Captain and commissary of regiment.

Weller, Charles L.—Captain of Company C, Fifty-second infantry, succeeding J. S. Byers.

Williams, Hazel J.—Captain of Company D. Fifth infantry. Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel.

Wilson, Joseph A.—Captain of Company I, Fourteenth cavalry, succeeding James Cochran. Lost an arm in battle.

Wilson, Peter E.—Captain of Company F, Fifth infantry, succeeding St. F. Roberts.




The following natives of Augusta, who, however, were not living in the county when the war arose, were officers in the military service:

William D. Stuart, son of Thomas J. Stuart, Esq., of Staunton, born about 1830, and educated at the Staunton Academy and the Virginia Military Institute. Was principal of a school in Richmond, in 1861. Appointed by Governor Letcher, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fourteenth Virginia regiment. At the reorganization in 1862, was elected colonel of the Fifty-sixth regiment. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg, and died in Staunton.

James A. Walker, son of Mr. Alexander Walker, of South river. Educated at the Virginia Military Institute. While practising law in Pulaski county was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia regiment, commanded then by A. P. Hill. Became successively Colonel, Brigadier-General, and Major-General.

Thomas Poage, a lawyer, living in Pulaski county, was Colonel of the 50th Virginia regiment when he was killed, on Blackwater, in February, 1863.

Briscoe G. Baldwin, Jr., son of Judge B. G. Baldwin, educated at the Staunton Academy and the Virginia Military Institute. Appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of artillery and assigned to ordnance duty in Richmond.

John H. McCue, son of John McCue, Esq., was practising law in Nelson county in 1861. Appointed commissary of the Fifty-first regiment, Colonel Wharton. Was with General Floyd’s command at the fall of Fort Donelson. Captured at Waynesborough in March 1865, while acting as volunteer aide and detained a prisoner till July.



In the battle near Winchester, July 20, 1864, General R. D. Lilley, while commanding Pegram’s brigade, was wounded three times,—first, in the left thigh by a shell; next, his right arm was shattered near the shoulder by a minie-ball; and  lastly, a minie-ball went through his already injured thigh. Being entirely disabled by the second injury, he dismounted, and as his horse was galloping to the rear he received the third wound. Weak and faint he lay down under

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