Charles S. Venable was a
mathematician who served as an aide-de-camp to Confederate general Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and as
the chair of mathematics at the University of
Virginia from 1865 until his retirement in 1896. Born at his family's estate
near Farmville, Venable pursued
academics from an early age, teaching at Hampden-Sydney College (1846–1856), the
University of Georgia (1856–1857), and the University of South Car. . .
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