(1838 - 1906)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
From Bonapartist French stock, known as Henry, he was an unmarried 22 year old clerk in his father's cotton business in Mobile when he enrolled in Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 as 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in November 1861 and was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
On the Campaign
He was acting Adjutant when he was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was promoted Captain on 28 September 1862 at Winchester, VA but was often away from his Company on detail thereafter. He was retired on 19 September 1864.
After the War
By 1870 he had a cotton warehouse at Greensboro, AL and was working his father's farm near Harrell's Crossroads. He was later a teacher and administrator in Florida. He taught at the Fort Dade Seminary (1878-79), was school board chairman in Hernando County (1885-86), and was the first Superintendent of Public Instruction in Pasco County when it was formed in 1887. He was appointed Postmaster of Herndon, FL in 1900.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama,1 as A.H. Ravisies, and the History.2 Personal details from the US Census of 1860-1870 (as Henry Ravesies) and family genealogists. His post-war work from the National Register of Historic Places information for Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and a sketch on Jeff Miller's History of Pasco County, Florida. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from an ambrotype sold by Cowan's Auctions.
He married Eugenia C DuBose (1841-1920) in October 1863 in Marengo County, AL and they had two daughters.
10/25/1838 in AL
11/06/1906; Trilby, FL; burial in Dade City Cemetery, Dade City, FL
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=166688; etc. [AotW citation 26030]
2 Herbert, Hilary Abner, and Maurice S. Fortin, editor, History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A, The Alabama Historical Quarterly, 1977-00-00, pg. 249 [AotW citation 26031]