South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1862|
Confederate Soldier. State: Florida Rank: Private
Regiment: 8th Florida Infantry Company: C
Arthur Caraway is my maternal great-great grandfather. The family usually spells the last name with only one "r": Caraway.
Arthur was a son of Theophilus Caraway and Colen (maiden name unknown) Caraway. He married Mahala Witt and they had the following known children: H. Munroe Caraway, Ellen Caraway, Mary A. Caraway, Theophilus Webb Caraway and Arthur Caraway. Their last child, Arthur was born about a month after his father died as a result of wounds or disease suffered during his Civil War service.
The family lived in Madison, Florida when Arthur enlisted to be a Confederate soldier in the Civil War.
This information was obtained from his Civil War Records.
Arthur enlisted in Capt. Lang's Company at Houston, Florida on 10 May 1862. He was mustered in on 15 May 1862. He was signed up by Capt. J. C. Smith for a period of 3 years.
There is a discrepancy in his actual date of death in the Civil War Record File.
One card in his records states that he "died at Richmond Oct 20, 1862."
He was received at the General Hospital # 9 (the Receiving and Wayside Hospital where all soldiers were first taken and then transferred to other hospitals) on 16 Oct 1862. He was listed as being transferred to "Florida Hospital". This hospital was also called the "Globe Hospital" and was given the name of General Hospital # 11 when the hospitals were all renamed. **Confederate Archives, Chap. 6, File No. 117, Page 43.**
Card # 6 of his record file states that his name appears on a register of officers and soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle or who died of wounds or disease. This card lists his date of death as 23 Oct 1863. Place: Richmond. Cause: Disease **Confederate Archives, Chap 10, File No. 3, page 54**
Card # 7 in his record file states that he appears on a register of the Medical Director's Office, Richmond, VA. The hospital was Florida Hospital. Admitted 16 Oct 1862. Returned to duty: 21 Oct 1862. Died: 22 Oct 1862. Remarks: Name appears on page 142 as A. Caraway. **Confederate Archives Chap 6, File No. 157, page 136, 142. **
Card # 10 describes him as 5 ft 5" tall, light complexion, light hair and blue eyes.
Card # 14 lists his date of death as 20 Oct 1862.
Card # 15 lists his date of death as 20 Oct 1862.
Card # 16 lists his date of death as 2 Oct 1862. (I think the "0" was left off by the transcriber.)
Card # 17 lists his date of death as 20 Oct 1862.
Card # 18 lists his date of death as 20 Oct 1862.
I would love to hear from other family members who might be researching this Caraway family.
Theophilus Webb Caraway (1860 - 1924)*
Arthur Caraway (1862 - 1914)*
Plot: Soldiers Section Lot: Unknown
Created by: Lauren's Mom
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
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