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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Raney

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company E, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was sent from Fort McHenry in Baltimore to Fortress Monroe, VA on 27 October 1862 and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at the Wilderness, VA on 12 May 1864 and held at Point Lookout, MD. He was transferred to the Federal prison at Elmira, NY on 17 August 1864 and paroled there on 25 February 1865 to be exchanged.

References & notes

Service information from Booth,1 who also has him as J.W. Rainey.


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 246  [AotW citation 22283]