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Confederate (CSA)


Charles James Raine

(1834 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Lee (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was a clothier in Lynchburg, VA who furnished uniforms for local militia companies at the start of the war. He was comissioned 2nd Lieutenant at Lynchburg in the Lee Artillery on 28 May 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 21 December.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He commanded the battery at Gettysburg, and assumed command of the battalion when Major Latimer was mortally wounded on 2 July. He was recommended for Major, but not mustered at that rank. He was hospitalized in Lynchburg VA in October 1863, but back on duty and killed by a solid shot at Mine Run, VA while serving with Andrews' Battalion.

References & notes

Basic information from Clemens' Biographical Dictionary1.Details from the Lee Battery marker on the battlefield at Gettysburg. Most references have Captain Raine's middle initial incorrectly as "I". The family home in Appomattox, VA was bought by Wilmer McLean in the Fall of 1862.


1834 in VA


11/29/1863; Mine Run, VA; burial in Raine family cemetery, Appomattox, VA


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 3, Appendix 3  [AotW citation 16667]