This copyrighted material is extracted (15 Jul 2004) from Albert Z. Conner, Not For Fame Or Reward: VMI's Civil War Soldiers, in-progress. It is provided for review and comment and/or to assist in other research. Note- I have only been able to find one Edward Hugh Caperton and he was indeed born in 1843. However Bernard Caperton States in his Caperton Family History that Edward died in Mercer County in 1860. Cadet drillmaster. Caperton was born about 1843. He entered VMI from Petersburg, Virginia, with the Class of 1864 [or earlier]. After three years as a cadet, during which he served as a cadet drillmaster at Richmond’s Camp Lee training Confederate troops there and repeated his third class year, he departed the Institute. [Alumnus file.] The VMI alumni registers state only that he entered, repeated his third class year, served as a drillmaster, and died “in the summer of 1869.” The 1989 Addendum to the VMI alumni registers provides no additional information. McMurry’s VMI Alumni in the Civil War also relates that no further information was found reflecting any war service after cadet drillmaster duty in the spring of 1861. No postwar occupation or information is known.