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Beverly Chichester

Obituary of A. M. Chichester, Leesburg, Virginia.

On April 11 Capt. A. M. Chichester died at his home, near Leesburg, Va., at the age of eighty-five years. He was the son of George Mason Chichester and Mary Bowie Chichester and was born in Leesburg on April 6, 1831. He was a civil engineer by profession, and during the War between the States he served with distinction as a staff officer of Jackson's with the rank of captain of engineers. He was one of the engineers who laid out the route of the Old Loudon and Hampshire Railroad, which is now part of the line traversed by the Washington and Old Dominion Railway. Like all true sons of Virginia, when the call came to arms, recognizing his State's need, he went to the front and served gallantly during the war.

In his marriage with Mary Beverly the names of two of the most distinguished families of Virginia were linked together. Settling on the beautiful estate of Ivon soon after his marriage, his life for many years had been actively spent in the management of his estate. His was always a familiar face on the streets of Leesburg, and he was known and respected by all. Gentlemanly and courteous in his bearing, a never-changing friend, he was a Christian gentleman of the old Virginia type. He was a devout member of the St. James Episcopal Church for many years and chairman of the Confederate Pension Board of Loudon County.

He had only one brother, Washington Bowie Chichester. Three sons and three daughters survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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