(1832 - 1902)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A farmer, about age 21, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 14 January 1862 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 and was captured in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was paroled on 30 September 1862. He was home sick in late 1862 and in a hospital in Richmond, VA and on furlough in June and July 1864, but otherwise present with his Company until he "deserted to the enemy" at Petersburg, VA on 26 February 1865. He was sent to Washington, DC then to Baltimore on 1 March, where he was furnished transportation to Savannah, GA.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as Robert Ratteree, both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
10/05/1832; Chester District, SC
06/22/1902; burial in Micanopy Historic Cemetery, Micanopy, FL