Archibald P. McRae(1828 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A "prominent Reidsville citizen and clerk of the Superior Court", he was elected Captain of Company B, the 'Tattnall Rangers', of the 61st Georgia Infantry on 3 August 1861, and promoted Major 31 May 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command of the Regiment when Col Lamar took over the Brigade on the17th. He was killed at the battle.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details online by Fincham1, from Lilian Henderson’s Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, Hapeville: Longino & Porter (1959-1964), Vol. 6. His photograph from one of unknown provenance posted on Findagrave by Ethan F. Bishop.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Reidsville City Cemetery, Reidsville, GA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/roster2/61st_inf_regt_rost_b.html [AotW citation 13256]
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