(c. 1844 - 1867)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Although born in South Carolina, he was living with his family in Cleveland County, NC in 1850 (age 6), but probably returned to York County, SC, soon after, when his father died.
On 4 June 1861 he enlisted as Private, Company B (later F), 5th South Carolina Infantry in Orangeburg. He was captured in action near Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862 and held at Fortress Monroe, VA until he was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 5 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap), on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 and captured at Sharpsburg on the 17th.
The rest of the War
He was held at Fort McHenry, MD and transferred for exchange to Fortress Monroe, VA on 17 October 1862. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA and furloughed from a Richmond, VA hospital for 30 days from 23 October 1862. He was back with his Company by February 1863 near Fredericksburg, VA, but was discharged for disability on 24 June 1863.
References & notes
Service from his Compiled Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database and online from family genealogists) and the Roll 1 for Company F, as J.T. McKrayer. His prison dates from Randolph W. Kirkland, Jr's Dark Hours: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who Were Held in US Prisons (2002). His presence in camp in 1863 from a list in the Yorkville Enquirer of 25 February 1863. Personal details from family genealogists.
c. 1844 in SC
1867; York County, SC