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Confederate (CSV)


Claiborne Grayson

(1839 - 1922)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, he mustered as Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 21 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the upper third of his right thigh, his femur broken, and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at a field hospital near the battlefield the same day. He was admitted to a US Army General Hospital (#6?) in Frederick, MD on 22 November and had a second surgery - to cut off more of his thigh and femur to remove necrosis - on 22 December 1862. He was moved to GH #5 on 30 December, to GH #1 on 9 February 1863, and returned for exchange on 26 April 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 1 and the MSHWR.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has him as Charles Claiborne Grayson.


01/20/1839 in NC


06/19/1922; Louin, Jasper County, MS; burial in Louin Cemetery, Louin, MS


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.478, 468  [AotW citation 21350]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 212  [AotW citation 21351]