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John Thomas Lewis Preston
J. T. L. Preston. 1907 portrait based on 1855 photo.
April 25, 1811|
|Died||July 15, 1890
Oak Grove Cemetery
Confederate States of America
|| Virginia Militia
Confederate States of America Army
|Rank|| Colonel (Virginia Militia)
Lieutenant Colonel (CSA)
|Unit||Virginia Military Institute
9th Virginia Infantry
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Lyle Caruthers
|Other work||Founder and faculty member, Virginia Military Institute|
John Thomas Lewis Preston (April 25, 1811 – July 15, 1890) was an American educator and military officer from Virginia. He was a primary founder and organizer of the Virginia Military Institute, and was one of its first two faculty members. He also served in the Confederate military during the American Civil War.
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