|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1862|
Fant, one of at least four children of Edward and Mary Fant, was living in Baltimore in 1850. He enrolled at V.M.I. from Warrenton, Virginia in 1852 but left shortly afterward, according to V.M.I.'s cadet history book.
In 1857 he was living in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. In 1860 he was living at Fort Scott, Kansas Territory, with his wife Roberta Virginia and son Clarance, age 2.
He mustered in as a Private in Co. "K", 8th Virginia Infantry (Hunton's Brigade, Pickett's Div., Longstreet's Corps, A.N.V.) , on 30 July 1861. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 26 April 1862.
Fant was killed in action at the Battle of Gaines' Mill, and was buried 28 June 1862. There is no marker visible. Cemetery records do not show his remains were disinterred. However, there is a marker for him in the family plot in Warrenton. (See his memorial there.)
(Thanks to George Seitz for additional data included here).
Edward Lewis Fant (____ - 1866)
Mary A. McQuinn Fant (1812 - ____)
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Plot: Range 3, Sec. 2
Created by: Jeffry Burden
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76785604