|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1838|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1862, USA|
HUGH EVERARD MEADE, the second son of Julia E. and the late Hon. R.K. Meade of Petersburg Virginia, was born at Dinwiddie Court House, March 30th 1838.
In the fall of 1855 he entered Hampden-Sidney College, where in June 1858, a few months after reaching his majority, he graduated at the head of his class. During the two years succeeding his graduation, he taught school in Brunswick county as principal of Red Oak Academy.
With a view to fitting himself for the Bar, he became in October 1860, a member of the Law Class in the University of Virginia and was thus engaged until the following spring.
In May 1861 he laid down his law books and leaving the University took up his musket as a member of The Petersburg Riflemen, who were known officially as Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry. His record in this command is that of a soldier who was scrupulously conscientious in the discharge of duty and among the most fearless on the field of battle. But his delicate constitution was unequal to the hardships of military life and under the prolonged high pressure service on the lines around Richmond, while McClellan was investing that city his system gave way. Worn, exhausted and attacked by an insidious disease he was sent to his home in Petersburg, where in the midst of his friends, he died on the 10th of July 1862.
Conscious that the end was near and that the hour of his departure was at hand he calmly kissed each member of his family and bade them goodbye with the parting words to each, "Meet me in heaven." Then turning and clasping the hand of his physician, who was also his friend and kinsman, he said to him, "I am dying, Hugh. Fight Christ's battles as we are now fighting those of our country. Take Him as your great example; remembering that there is no happiness, save in a life of virtue." With these beantiful words trembling on his lips, he closed his eyes and the brave young spirit was gone.
The University Memorial Biographical Sketches of Alumni of the University of Virginia who Fell in the Confederate War By John Lipscomb Johnson. Turnbull Brothers Publishers. Baltimore, Maryland. 1871. p. 197-199.
Richard Kidder Meade (1803 - 1862)
Julia Edmunds Haskins Meade (____ - 1891)
Private in CS Army
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