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Roger Preston Chew
Birth: Apr. 9, 1843
Loudoun County, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1921
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Graduating in 1861 from the Virginia Military Institute due to an accelerated graduation program because of the war, he served as Captain of the "Ashby" battery of Horse Artillery in 1861. In the early stages of the war his service was mainly in the Shenandoah Valley. His unit was eventually incorporated into the Stuart Horse Artillery of the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was promoted to Major and given command of that unit in 1864, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel February 18, 1865. He was one of the most respected artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. Following the war he served in the West Virginia Legislature being elected from 1882 through 1888. He was a son-in-law of John Augustine Washington, who lost his life in September 1861 while serving on General Robert E. Lee's staff. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
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 Parents:
  Roger Chew (1797 - 1864)
  Sarah West Aldridge Chew (1810 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Fontaine Washington Chew (1844 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Christine W Chew Roszel (1872 - 1954)*
  Roger Chew (1874 - 1931)*
  Selden Chew (1880 - 1881)*
  Margaret Preston Chew (1883 - 1972)*
 
 Sibling:
  John A. Chew (1838 - 1898)*
  Roger Preston Chew (1843 - 1921)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zion Episcopal Churchyard
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7494574
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- BigFrench
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
My 6th cousin 5x removed. Thank you for your service for the CSA; you are not forgotten. Rest in peace, Cousin.
- JM Herman, SCV
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
Scouted with the 43rd Virginia Cavalry during Winter 1864-65 while the Horse Artillery had been dispersed to winter quarters.
- George Seitz
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
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