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Confederate (CSV)


Ransom Warren

(1838 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 24 year old farmer on his parent's place in southern Halifax County, VA. He enlisted at Warren's Old Shop near Alton, VA as a Private in Company F, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 17 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and "left behind" to be captured there.

The rest of the War

His right arm was amputated and he was paroled at Sharpsburg on 27 September, probably while at a US Army field hospital near the battlefield. He was briefly in US Army General Hospital #2 in the City Hotel, Frederick, MD on 15 October (along with 4 other men of the 23rd Virginia), transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore the next day, and then sent on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 17 October, for exchange. He entered Chimborazo Hospital #4 in Richmond, VA on 23 or 24 October and was discharged from the service there on a Surgeon's Certificate of 3 November 1862.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farm laborer in Mount Carmel, Halifax County, VA and by 1900 was farming his own place there.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Some wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and the MSHWR.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1870, and 1900. Thanks to great-grandson Gene Warren, who has copies of Private Warren's enlistment contract and Surgeon's Certificate, for the poke to look into his ancestor.

He married Martha Ann Powell (1842-1875) in Person County, NC in January 1868 and they had two children, James Henry (1869-1930) and Maggie (1873-1938). He married again, Elizabeth A Nichols (1842-) in December 1877 in Caswell County, NC.


07/1838; Halifax County, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27943]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #730  [AotW citation 27944]

3   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 2, pg. 800  [AotW citation 27945]