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Obituary of Charles Francis Jordan, Roanoke, Virginia.

Capt. Charles Francis Jordan was born in Rockbridge County, Va., July 8, 1837, and died in Roanoke, Va., May 12, 1922.

When the War between the States began he was among the first to volunteer his services to his native States. He became captain of Company C, 1st Regiment, First Brigade, First Division of Virginia Cavalry, and renedered gallant service under the great Confederate generals J. E. B. Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee. His men formed General Jackson's advance guard the day he flanked General HOward at Chancellorsville. In battle engagements, or on scout duty, his command was always alert and anxious for service.

October 9, 1864, at Tom Brook, while leading a charge against overwhelming odds, he was severely wounded. This prevented further activity in the war and disabled him for many years in his business career. His gallantry was mentioned in his superiors' reports. He was recommended for bravery and efficiency as an officer and commissioned major and lieutenant colonel before the surrender.

Captain Jordan took active part in founding the town of Buena Vista, Va., and entered into every enterprise that would improve the community. He served many years as chairman of the county board of supervisors, then two terms in the State Legislature.

He was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and to this he gave unsparingly.

He is survived by his wife, four sons, two daughters, twenty-one grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

On Sunday afternoon, May 14, he was laid to rest in the historic cemetery at Lexington, Va., where the eternal hills keep silent watch over her peerless heroes.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1922.

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