Capt Leonidas A Caraway

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Capt Leonidas A Caraway

  • Birth Mar 1874 Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 31 Oct 1939 Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot SECTION 9 SITE 5901
  • Memorial ID 12877895

Leon Caraway graduated from Vanderbilt and was practicing law when he was first mustered into the First Regiment Tennessee Infantry as a first lieutenant. He was promoted to the rank of captain in the Spanish-American War. He resigned his job as postmaster at Big Sandy, Tennessee to organize Battery D. company when America entered World War I.

When Leon could no longer serve his country due to his age and health his unit was taken over by Lt. Gordon Browning, who later was elected as the governor of Tennessee.







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Inscription

Captain CO 1st Tennessee Voluntary Infantry in the Spanish-American War.


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  • Created by: Nia Gray
  • Added: 3 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12877895
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Leonidas A Caraway (Mar 1874–31 Oct 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12877895, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Nia Gray (contributor 46585542) .