Other – Confederate

WASHINGTON, JOHN A.:  Lt. Col. enl. Va. Volunteers 4/18/61 Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee 5/13/61.  KIA 9/13/61 Cheat Mountain, Va.

Confederate Service Records – Officers

WASHINGTON, LEWIS W.: vol. as Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Johnston, 1861.

Confederate Service Records – Officers

 

PENDLETON, LEMUEL: enl. Oct. 1862 in Winchester for 12 months. a Pvt. in Capt. Kirkpatrick’s Company (Amherst Art’y) Virginia Light Artillery. present for muster June 30-Oct 31, 1862. present Jan-Feb, 1863. present March thru end of Aug, 63-Oct. 64. POW paroled April 21, 1865 at Summit Point, WV.

DANDRIDGE, ADAM S.: enl. May 29, 1862 as Pvt. with Captain A. Graham’s Company of Virginia Light Artillery (1st Rockbridge Artillery); on leave Aug.,1863; Wounded in action in the shoulder at Spotsylvania; detailed as courier for Brigadier General W.N. Pendleton; paroled at Appomattox.

RANSON, JAMES FRANCIS MADISON: VMI Class of 1855. b. May 14, 1833 at “Gap View” Jefferson Co. Va. (now W. Va.) Father- James Lackland Ranson, born in Kentucky; Mother- Fanny Madison Hite of Jeffeson Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Ambrose Ranson; Pat. Grandmother- Betty Lochland. Mat. Grandfather- George Hite; Mat. Grandmother- Deborah Rutherford. Married- Helen F. Carlton No children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 8, 1851; Resigned July 9, 1852, deficient in Math. Attended Pike Powers College at Staunton and after graduating there lived in California until 1861, when he returned to Va. to join the C.S.A. Civil War Record: Enlisted July 6, 1861 at Richmond as Private in 1st Md. Artillery; Acting Corporal Sept. 1861-Feb. 1862; Appointed 1st Lieut. Aide-de-Camp to Brig. Gen. James Pegram Nov. 21, 1862; Unofficial source says he was wounded in action Sept. 22, 1864 and believed dead. He was placed on a wagon filled with corpses, but a woman who happened to touch his hand found he was still alive, so he was taken to the hospital, but never fully recovered from his wounds. Careers: Worked in the Office of the Creston House when he lived in California, but had no occupation after the war. Died March 6, 1899 in a drowning accident in Richmond, Va. (SOURCE: VMI Archives, and Confederate Service Records – Officers)

RANSON, AMBROSE, ROBERT HITE: VMI Class of 1849: Genealogy: b. April 12, 1831 in Jefferson Co. Va. (Now W. Va.) Father- James Lackland Ranson, born in Kentucky; Mother- Fanny Madison Hite of Jeffeson Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Ambrose Ranson; Pat. Grandmother- Betty Lochland. Mat. Grandfather- George Hite; Mat. Grandmother- Deborah Rutherford. Married- 1st [first name unknown] Frame of Jefferson Co. Va.; 2nd- Helen Glenn of Baltimore, Md. Children- Four daughters from 1st marriage [names unknown]; one daughter named Miriam and one son, name unknown from 2nd marriage. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 5, 1846; Graduated July 4, 1849 standing 22 in a class of 24. Civil War Record: Appointed 2nd Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Confederate States. Infantry Nov. 5, 1861; Assigned as Adjutant to then Lt. Col. J. Pegram; Captured at Rich Mountain July, 1861; Exhanged, then assigned to ordnance duty at Briarfield Arsenal, Columbus Ms., but probably never reported there; Appointed Major in the Provisional Army of Confederate States. and assigned to Pegram’s staff as Comissary Officer; resigned as Major of PACS Dec. 12, 1863; Assigned to duty with Lt. Col. B. G. Baldwin, Chief of Ordnance as 2nd Lieut.; In hospital with Camp Fever Sept 21-Oct. 12, 1864; Promoted to Captain Oct. 28, 1864; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Farmer before the war; Merchant after the war. Died May 12, 1919 in Baltimore, Md. (SOURCE: VMI Archives, Confederate Services Records – Officers)