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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Graves Russell

(1837 - 1919)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 23 year old farmer on his cousin Peyton Talley Graves' farm near Haynesville in Lowndes County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company E (later M), 6th Alabama Infantry on 16 May 1861 in Montgomery, and transferred to Company K of the 5th Alabama Infantry in the winter of 1861-62.

On the Campaign

He was probably wounded in action in Maryland in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Richmond, VA by 23 September, and home on a wounded furlough from 24 November to 12 January 1863. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left forearm at Petersburg, VA on 2 April 1865 and captured there. He was in the Lincoln General Hospital in Washington, DC to 12 June 1865, when he was released after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

In 1870 he was farming with his father at Sandy Ridge in Lowndes County, AL, but by 1880 he was farming his own place there. In 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer near Sparta/Evergreen in Conecuh County, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860-1910, and the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans of 1907. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Caroline Roxanna Robertson (1846-1913) in September 1870 and they had 11 children; 8 daughters survived infancy.


03/24/1837; Manac Station, AL


06/14/1919; Conecuh County, AL; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, AL


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 28002]