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 Jabez Beauregard Gravely

Jabez Beauregard Gravely

Henry County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Sep 1861 (aged 24)
Monterey, Highland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Soapstone, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101994434 · View Source
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Married Harriet Christian Millner on September 22, 1859.

Child of Jabez and Harriet Gravely:

Christian Ada Gravely Hundley 1860 1937

He was a Civil War veteran.

Inscribed on the same grave marker are Jabey (Jabez) B Gravely, born October 3, 1836 and died September 18, 1861 and wife Harriet C Gravely born June 3, 1843 and died February 16, 1861.

On May 27, 1861, Jabez Buford Beauregard Gravely enlisted with Troop E of the "The Pittsylvania Dragoons" of the Virginia Calvary. Troop E, was organized on January 7, 1861 and commanded by Capt Cabell E Flournoy.

The company assembled and rode out of Chatham, the Pittsylvania County Seat, to the Ashland Camp of Instruction, which was north of Richmond. After training they took the cars (railroad) to Staunton to join General Robert S Garrett's forces. The Confederates were trying to keep open the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike, which was an important supply road bringing supplies from the West to Richmond.

Unfortunately, General Garrett became the first Confederate General to be killed in action. He was shot at the Battle of Corrick's Ford on July 13, 1861. The Confederate forces of between 4,500 and 5,400 men were heavily outnumbered by the Union's 20,000 men. The Confederates were forced to retreat.

General Robert E Lee left Richmond on July 28, 1861, along with aides Colonel John Washington and Lieutenant Walter Taylor. Colonel Washington was killed on September 13, 1861.

Private Jabez Buford Beauregard Gravely was killed at Monterey, Virginia on September 18, 1861. Monterey is 46 miles northwest of Staunton on the turnpike in Highland County, VA.

Apparently, the body of Jabez Buford Beauregard Gravely was brought home for burial. The convenient railroads from Staunton to Richmond and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, which was completed in 1856, made the transport possible. Later on, many Confederate soldiers could not be returned to their home.

Source - Danny Ricketts History and Genealogy Blog, edited, at




  • Created by: Jack Mitchell
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101994434
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jabez Beauregard Gravely (8 Nov 1836–18 Sep 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101994434, citing Millner Family Cemetery, Soapstone, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Jack Mitchell (contributor 46600245) .