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A.P. McRae

A.P. McRae

Confederate (CSA)


Archibald P. McRae

(1828 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A "prominent Reidsville citizen and clerk of the Superior Court", he was elected Captain of Company B, the 'Tattnall Rangers', of the 61st Georgia Infantry on 3 August 1861, and promoted Major 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment when Col Lamar took over the Brigade on the 17th at Sharpsburg, but he was killed in action there.

References & notes

Service details online by Fincham1, from Lilian Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865. His photograph from one of unknown provenance posted to his memorial on Findagrave by Ethan F. Bishop; his stone in Reidsville City Cemetery may be a cenotaph.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/roster2/61st_inf_regt_rost_b.html  [AotW citation 13256]