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Maj Wells Joseph Hawks
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Birth: 1814
Death: May 28, 1873

Chief Commissary of Stonewall Brigade - CSA

He moved to Winchester, Virginia from Massachusetts about 1843, then to Charles Town. He bought an old church and turned it into a coach factory which was successful. He was elected to the Virginia General Assembly. He was also chosen mayor of Charles Town and was selected as a school commissioner in the county. During the Civil War he served for the Second Virginia Regiment. He received a commission as captain and was made its commissary. He became a member of General Stonewall Jackson's staff as chief commissary, with the rank of major. After the death of Jackson, Hawks was transferred successively to the staffs of Generals Richard S. Ewell, Jubal A. Early, and, in Pennsylvania, to that of Robert E. Lee. After the War he returned to Charles Town.

 
 
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  Mary S. Smith Hawks (1826 - 1841)
  Sarah W. S. Smith Hawks (1823 - 1855)
  Sarah B. Worthington Hawks (1820 - 1898)
 
Burial:
Edge Hill Cemetery
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Aug 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5686465
Maj Wells Joseph Hawks
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Maj Wells Joseph Hawks
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Maj Wells Joseph Hawks
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