Thursday, July 25, 2019

On Wyatt Moseley Elliott

This week I learned about Wyatt Moseley Elliott, who was the first president of the VMI Alumni Association, and the leader of the City of Richmond's home guard unit during the Civil War that became known as "Elliott's Grays" for which there is somewhere a roadside historic marker, that he was captured as a prisoner-of-war and locked in D.C. on the night of the Lincoln assassination, that he served later in life as the clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia at Lynchburg, and his descendants include Jim Elliott of our firm and Jim's grandson Wyatt Elliott who did robotics with my step-son here in Bristol.