Known CSA Veterans
at Cedar Hill
Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Known CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Pvt Dameron J. McRaven
45 Miss Inf
May 5 1842
Sep 25 1905
D. J. McRaven's signature on a 29 Aug 1862 receipt for his pay of $42.53 from 4 Mar to 30 Jun 1862 (3 mos and 26 days).
Pvt. Cameron J. McRaven, Co. H, 48th Miss. Inf., enlisted
3 Mar 1862 for a period of three years or the war. In his compiled service
record, he is listed briefly under the 2nd Batt. Miss. Inf. and then the
46th Miss. Inf., but that designation soon became and remained the 48th
He was captured at the Battle of Fair Oaks and sent to Fort Delaware, Del., 5 Jun 1862 from Fort Monroe, Va. A description of him at that time gives his age as 19; his height as 5 ft., 6 in.; hair, brown; eyes, blue, complexion, fair. Later, he was "sent up James River for exchange Aug. 2/62."
He was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, 2 Jul 1863. On 28 Jul, he was admitted to the General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, Virginia. He suffered from a gunshot "wound to the left leg. Compound fracture of fibula, near ankle joint..."
The company muster roll for Sep and Oct of 1863 records him as, "Wounded at Gettysburg July 2, 1863. Sick in Richmond."
He was transferred 3 Aug to Farmville, Virginia. From Farmville, Va., he was furloughed for 60 days.
The company muster roll for Jan and Feb and for Mar and Apr of 1864 report he is on wounded furlough in Mississippi. He had not returned from furlough by the next muster roll and was marked absent without leave. This was not unusual when men were too sick to return to duty. Usually they are waiting on medical paperwork. On the Jul and Aug 1864 muster roll, he is reported as "Disabled by wounds and retired by board of surgeons."
His name appears on a roll of prisoners of war paroled at Meridian, Miss., 12 May 1865.
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