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C. Grimes

C. Grimes

Confederate (CSV)


Cary F. Grimes

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Grimes' Portsmouth (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

He was elected Town Sergeant of Portsmouth (Va) in 1856, and Captain of the Portsmouth Artillery in 1858.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, shot from his horse as he directed his battery, on Piper's Farm on September 17. He died later that evening. He was relieved in command by Lt John H Thompson, who had been in command of one of the gun sections.

References & notes

Thanks to (retired) CSM Bill Facenda for supplying Captain Grimes' photograph as published by Crew and Trask1 - originally from the Portsmouth Public Library - and for correcting his burial place. His name is also seen as Carey F. Grimes.


1829; Portsmouth, VA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va


1   Crew, R. Thomas, and Benjamin H. Trask, Grimes' Battery, Grandy's Battery & Huger's Battery Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard Inc., 1995  [AotW citation 1085]