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C. Grimes
C. Grimes

Confederate (CSV)


Cary (Carey) F Grimes

(1829 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Division Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Anderson's Division Artillery


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was elected Town Sergeant of Portsmouth (Va) in 1856, and Captain of the Portsmouth Artillery in 1858.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded, shot from his horse as he directed his battery, on Piper's Farm on September 17. He died later that evening. He was relieved in command by Lt John H Thompson, who had been in command of one of the gun sections.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Thanks to (retired) CSM Bill Facenda for supplying Captain Grimes' photograph as published by Crew and Trask1 - originally from the Portsmouth Public Library - and for correcting his burial place.

Place of Birth: Portsmouth, VA    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va


1   Crew, R. Thomas, and Benjamin H. Trask, Grimes' Battery, Grandy's Battery & Huger's Battery Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard Inc., 1995  [AotW citation 1085]

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