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Confederate (CSV)


Alfred James Marye

(1846 - 1920)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Fredericksburg (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

At age 15 he enlisted at Yorktown, VA as a Private in the Fredericksburg Light Artillery battery on 2 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his battery in Maryland and was wounded by a piece of shrapnel to his mouth in action at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty in December 1862. He was with his battery through the war and was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a railroad clerk living in the Alleghany District of Montgomery County, VA and by 1900 was the railroad's depot agent there (probably for the Norfolk & Western Railroad). By 1920 he was farming in Montgomery County.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as A.J. Marye. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880, 1900, and 1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Nannie Christian Anderson (1856-1943) in December 1880 and they had 4 children, 2 of whom survived infancy.

Nephew to Lt Edward A Marye of the battery (his father Robert Burton Marye was Edward's much older brother).


07/18/1846; Woodbury Forest, Madison County, VA


02/26/1920; Shawsville, VA; burial in White Cemetery, Shawsville, 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 30447]