|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1845|
|Death: ||May 15, 1864|
He was the son of Beverly and Ellen (Taliaferro) Stanard. He entered Virginia Military Institute on Jan. 20, 1863 and he resigned Jan. 29, 1864, but his cadetship was restored by the Board of Visitors eight days later. He was a Private in Company B of VMI's Corp of Cadets when they were called to duty at New Market, Virginia. He was mortally wounded in the Orchard, in the Battle of New Market, Va., and died a few hours later. He had been in a relatively safe area of the battlefield, assigned to attend the baggage wagon, but elected to join his friends in the battle despite his premonition that he would be killed.
He wqas originally buried at this site, but in the Spring of 1866 his body was disinterred and moved to the Graham Cemetery in Orange, Virginia.
Saint Matthews Cemetery
Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
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