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21284 Wounded in Pickett's Charge! A Johnson’s Island Prison letter from North Carolina Lt. Col G.A. Graves twice mentioning his wound.

Johnson’s Island, Ohio Jany 9/64

Dear Cousin,

I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of the box sent to Col Graves and myself which reached its destination yesterday.

We are under many many obligations to you for the contents. Cousin John A. has been quite unwell for several days. Cannot read anything. My health is very good. My wound improves slowly.

It has been about a month since I heard from N. Carolina. We have had and are having the coldest weather I ever saw. Snow on the ground. The Federals inform me we will be sent to Point Lookout. Va. in a few days. If you ever visit in North Carolina you can have anything you desire.

Love to all your affectionate cousin G. A. Graves, Lt. Col. 22nd NCR excuse this as my wound pains me

George Augustus Graves

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).



On 5/1/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. NC 22nd Infantry He was transferred out on 11/2/1864

On 11/2/1864 he transferred into US Army 
(date and method of discharge not given)


He was listed as:
* Wounded (date and place not stated)
* Absent wounded 10/15/1862 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
* POW 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA (Estimated day)
* Wounded 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA (Wounded in the right arm.  Estimated day)
* Confined 7/5/1863 Various Federal Hospitals (Estimated day)
* Confined 9/29/1863 Johnson's Island, OH
* Transferred 4/22/1864 Point Lookout, MD
* Transferred 5/1/1864 Aiken's Landing, VA (Estimated day)
* Paroled 5/3/1864 Point Lookout, MD
* Exchanged 5/8/1864 Point Lookout, MD
* Absent wounded 7/15/1864 (place not stated) (Estimated day)


Promotions:
* Capt 5/1/1862 (As of Co. G)
* Lt Col 5/3/1863 (Declined appointment)


He also had service in:
"A" Co. NC 13th Infantry 


Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
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