Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> Major Dooley / Charles M. Caravati.
Major Dooley /
Charles M. Caravati.
|Main Creator:||Caravati, Charles M.|
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Richmond, Va. : [Published for the Maymont Foundation], 1978.
Signed by author on title page.
James Henry Dooley, 1841-1922, was the son of Irish immigrants, John and Sarah Dooley. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, one of nine children. The Dooley family was prominent in the community and the parish of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Dooley attended Georgetown College and became the first student to rank at the head of his class during each of his four years, graduating in 1860. Soon after, James and his brother, John, enlisted in the Confederate Army, joining their father's unit, the First Virginia Infantry. James Dooley was wounded at the Battle of Williamsburg during the Peninsula Campaign in May, 1862. He was captured and confined for a short time. Upon his release, Dooley worked in the Confederate Ordnance Department in Richmond. A very clever man, he accumulated a vast fortune which he used to generously endow a number of religious and educational foundations.
Physical description: x, 78 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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GR P 740: Stephen Griffin Collection
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