Aug. 4, 1893 Staunton Augusta County Virginia, USA
The son of Charles P. Dorman and Amanda Elizabeth McCue Dorman attended Washington College in 1839 and 1840. He transferred to VMI and was in the Class of 1843. While at VMI he was Cadet Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages. After that he taught in Gloucester County and read law. He served as First Lieutenant of the 8th Virginia Militia and as Sergeant Major of the Second Texas Cavalry in the Mexican War. He was discharged in October of 1846. He represented Rockbridge County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1848 to 1851. He chaired the Committee on Military Affairs and supported African colonization. He also supported Stephen Douglas in the election of 1860. He opposed secession until Civil War broke out, but then became Major of the Third Virginia Light Artillery. He commanded the Camp of Instruction at Dublin, Virginia from 1862 to 1865. After the war he was active in the Lee Memorial Association and was Clerk of the Court in Staunton. He practiced law and taught.
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