Charles A. Ray

First Name: Charles
Middle Name(s): A.
Last Name: Ray
Co. G, 26th Mississippi Infantry
Corporal (later Lieutenant)
Residence (County): 
Monroe County, MS

Charles A. Ray was born in Mississippi and his extended kin lived in Tishamingo and Itawamba counties in northeastern Mississippi. According to the 1860 census, he was 24 years old and was employed as an overseer in nearby Monroe County. Ray served as a corporal (later lieutenant) in Co. G, 26th Mississippi Infantry. He was taken prisoner after the surrender of Fort Donelson in February 1862 and wrote the two letters in this collection from Camp Chase, a prison camp near Columbus, Ohio.

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14704 Ray1 April 20, 1862 Charles A. Ray Hamilton Ray Columbus, OH MS
14705 Ray2 April 21, 1862 Charles A. Ray “Dear brother” Rey Columbus, OH MS

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