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Confederate (CSV)


Calvin Segraves

(1832 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 30 year old farmer at Morrisville in Wake County, he was conscripted as Private, Company G, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Raleigh.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was on furlough to the end of 1862 and afterward listed as absent without leave or "wounded" or "sick at home" through the end of 1864. He was admitted to the Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA on 1 April 1865 with a gunshot to the left shoulder, and was captured there on 3 April. He was held briefly in Libby Prison, then at Newport News, VA until 30 June 1865, when he was released after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Buckhorn Township, Wake County, NC next door to his parents John & Sylvia and brother Gaston. He continued farming there to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, both as Calvin Seagraves. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1900.

He married Mariah Jane Freeman (1833-1918) in January 1855 and they had 7 children by 1877.


1832; Wake County, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26333]