V. M. Metcalfe (1832-?)
 Civil War Soldier

V. M. Metcalfe was elected to serve as a Major of the Minute Men, in Montgomery County, TN,  August 17, 1861.  The Minute Men were Clarksville's home defense force.
"V. M. Metcalfe was born November 5, 1832, in McMinn County, East Tenn.  In 1855 he married Miss Ellen Killebrew, of Montgomery County, Tenn., and lived for many years near the Christian County line, devoting his time to agricultural pursuits.  In 1863 he became largely interested with his brother in a cotton manufactory in the South.  At the close of the war he removed to Nashville, Tenn., to look after his cotton interests, where he lived until removing in 1869 to Hopkinsville, Ky., where his home has since been, and where he is engaged in mercantile business.
V. M. Metcalfe was educated at Alabama Military Institute and Burrett College.  Though his parents gave him a good education, desiring to make a professional man of him, his taste ran in another direction.  His father owning a large cotton factory in east Tennessee, he was placed in charge of the establishment, but after a few years, finding he health required more outdoor exercise, he turned his attention to farming, at which he actively engaged until moving to Hopkinsville, since which time he has been actively engaged in mercantile business.  He has been preaching regularly as a minister of the Christian Church.  During the past five years he has traveled extensively in the Northern and Southern States in the interest of a fertilizer, delivering lectures on Agricultural Chemistry.  He is blest with five sons and one daughter, the youngest about grown.  His sons are among the most promising young men of the county and are noted for their sobriety and industry."
Perrin, County of Christian, Kentucky, 1887
"Rev. V. M. Metcalfe, a minister of the Christian Church, who was long a resident of Hopkinsville and related to Gov. Thomas Metcalfe, was the author of a little volume of stories for children called "Uncle Minor's Bedtime Stories." The little book was much read locally some forty years ago."

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