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CHAMBLISS, John Randolph, soldier, born in Hicksford, Greenville County, Virginia, 23 January, 1833; died in Deep Bottom, near Richmond, Virginia, 16 August, 1864. His father, John R. Chambliss, was a delegate to the Virginia secession convention of 1861. Young Chambliss was graduated at the United States military academy in 1853, and served at the cavalry school, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, till 4 March, 1854, when he resigned. He then became a planter at Hicksford, Virginia, was major on the staff of the governor from 1856 till 1861, and colonel in the militia from 1858 till 1861. He joined the Confederate army at the beginning of the civil war as colonel of an infantry regiment, and afterward became colonel of the 13th Virginia cavalry. He was subsequently made a brigadier-general, and was killed in action while leading a brigade of cavalry.
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