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Kenneth Reffeitt says...

On 11/15/10
at 10:27 AM

My grandmother’s uncle, subject of this article, is not buried in the Chapel at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. I personally searched for it there to no avail. He and his wife are buried in the University Cemetery. The erroneus information somehow got into print many years ago as I also found it in my research. He named his theory of indirect cannonball firing as “terrestrial shift,” noting that the earth’s rotation must be calculated for the “hang-time” of the ball. He was a student at Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) when the Civil War began. After the war he retured to said college when Gen. Lee was its president. His Ph.D. was earned at the University of Leipsig, Germany. He married Louise Garland, daughter of the chancellor of Vanderbilt University.

Editor’s note: We thank Mr. Reffeit for pointing out the error. We have corrected the mistake.

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