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 Charles W Ray

Charles W Ray

Birth
Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Death Nov 1863 (aged 23–24)
Mine Run, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Burial Falls, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 115837835 · View Source
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His gravesite is located on Weeping Glen Court in a subdivision off Highway 98 and Peed Road. He is buried in a small family cemetery alongside his brother, Zadoc.

Charles came to North Carolina from Virginia. His family settled along the Neuse River in what is now Barton Creek Township.

Charles was the oldest child of Buckner and Midda Lee Lowry Ray. Charles was never a slave owner.

Charles was a farmer and he joined the Confederate Army as a Private in Company E of the 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on May 1, 1861 when he was 22 years old. He was promoted to Corporal on promoted to Corporal on November 13, 1861. Charles served with distinction. He was listed on the Roll of Honor for bravery at the battle of Silver Run. He was with the 30th until he was killed during the Mine Run Campaign near Payne's Farm, VA, November 27-28, 1863.

In Kinston, NC is a statue honoring the Confederate dead. On it are words that offer perhaps the most fitting epitaph for the men such as Charles Ray who went off to fight: "Not for wages, not for glory, ‘twas for home and right they fell."


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  • Created by: PAL
  • Added: 21 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115837835
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W Ray (1839–Nov 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115837835, citing Zadoc Ray Cemetery, Falls, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by PAL (contributor 47161381) .