Col James Francis Preston

Col James Francis Preston

Birth
Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jan 1862 (aged 48)
Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 9720913 · View Source
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4th Va.Inf.Regt. d. from wounds received at 1st Manassas,
7/21/61. d. at home "Smithfield".
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James Francis Preston:
Born: November 8, 1813
Birthplace: Montgomery County Virginia
Wife: Sarah Ann Caperton Preston (Daughter of Mary Jane Erskine and Hugh Caperton).
Education:
Attended Washington University
Attended West Point Military Academy
Occupation before War:
Wealthy Planter in Montgomery County Virginia
Served in the Mexican War as Officer
1852 – 1853: Virginia State Representative
Civil War Career:
1861: Colonel of 75th Virginia State Militia
1861: Colonel in Provisional Army of Virginia
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment
1861: Wounded during the first Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
1861: Leader of Stonewall Brigade in November

Died: January 20, 1862
Place of Death: Montgomery County Virginia
Age at time of Death: 48 years old
Burial Place: Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation Blacksburg VA.


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  • Created by: Scott Hutchison
  • Added: 27 Oct 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9720913
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Francis Preston (8 Nov 1813–20 Jan 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9720913, citing Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Scott Hutchison (contributor 46635174) .