- Some of his papers are preserved in the Archives at the Virginia Military Institute, where he was a cadet, grad. 1860. He was a major and a surgeon in the CSA. He served in the 8th Virginia Infantry, for which he actually warranted mention in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (Series 1, vol. 2, page 546) for his work at Bull Run/Manassas for the 8th Regiment. He was later a Staff Officer. He is included on the Civil War page.
After the War he was a Professor of natural history at Virginia Agricultural And Mech, Blacksburg, Va., February 1873.
I have included his direct line back to the Mason family of "Gunston Hall"; there are other children along the way I have not necessarily included.