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  • Col William Westmore Gordon, (CSA) (1831 - 1892)
    U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 Name William Westmore Gordon Birth Date 5 Aug 1831 Birth Place Essex County, Virginia Enlistment Rank Captain Muster Place Virginia Muster Compan...
  • Prof. Thomas Ulvan Taylor (1858 - 1941)
    Thomas Ulvan Taylor, engineering professor and university dean, was born on January 2, 1858, to John Henry and Louisa (Allison) Taylor in Parker County, Texas. He attended Carlton College in Bonham and...
  • Lt. Colonel Thomas Dorsey Taliaferro (CSA) (1831 - 1909)
    Thomas Dorsey (sometimes called Darcy) Taliaferro, lawyer and Confederate officer, was born in Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, on September 10, 1831, to Dr. William Thomas Warren Taliaferro and ...
  • Alexander Penn Wooldridge (1847 - 1930)
    Alexander Penn Wooldridge, attorney, bank president, and mayor of Austin, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 13, 1847, the son of Absalom Davis and Julia Webber (Stone) Wooldridge. He graduat...
  • Emil Alexander de Schweinitz, PhD (1864 - 1904)
    Emil Alexander de Schweinitz, PhD Find A Grave Memorial ID # 46932715 Dean Emil Alexander de Schweinitz, PhD IN the medical department of George Washington University (formerly Columbian) the...


University of Virginia

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA.

UVA is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. UVA's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Virginia Cavaliers. They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.