Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Terry, William Richard
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TERRY, William Richard, soldier, b. in Liberty, Va., 12 March, 1827. He was graduated at the Virginia military institute in 1850, and then turned his attention to commercial pursuits. At the beginning of the civil war he entered the Confederate service as captain of Virginia cavalry, and was soon promoted and given command of the 24th Virginia regiment. On 20 May, 1864, he was made brigadier-general, and given a command in Gen. George E. Pickett's division in the Army of Northern Virginia, which was known as Kemper's brigade. After the war he served as a member of the Virginia senate for eight years, and for some time was superintendent of the penitentiary in Richmond. At present he is superintendent of the Lee camp soldiers' home in Richmond.