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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Ray

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Wake County, he enlisted there as Private, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot and captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster.2 His stones at Mt. Olivet are on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

10/15/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4918]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 24750]