|Lunsford Lindsay Lomax
b. November 4, 1835, Newport, R.I.
d. May 28, 1913, Washington, D.C.
The son of a Virginia army officer, Lomax was educated in Virginia before going to West Point. He served mostly in the frontier until he resigned in April 1861 to join the Virginia state troops. He served in the west as Inspector General until 1863 when he became a colonel in the 11th Virginia Cavalry. He attained the rank of major general by August 10, 1864. During his career in the Confederacy, Lomax fought at Brandy Station, the Gettysburg campaign, the Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, and the Shenandoah Valley. After the war, he farmed in Virginia and was president of the college that is now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He moved to Washington D.C. to help compile the Office Records of the Union and Confederate Armies and was a commissioner of Gettysburg National Park. He was the next-to-last surviving Confederate major general.
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