John Spencer Raley

John Spencer Raley

Kentucky, USA
Death 1883 (aged 57–58)
Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 77674259 · View Source
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John Spencer Raley was born in 1825 in Kentucky. His father is Benedict Raley 1788-1866and his mother is Keziah Scott Raley 1789-1861 (they were married in 1811 in Washington County, Kentucky). His siblings are Elizabeth Raley 1813-1847, James Scott Raley 1819-1863, Margaret Mahala Raley 1821-1899, and Stephen Raley 1824-1892. He married Catherine Watkins in 1842 in Kentucky. Their children are Susan Raley Murphy 1843-1912, James T Raley 1845-1922, Mary Elizabeth Raley Murphy 1852-1916, Sarah Martha Raley Clements 1856-1882, Bluford Boots Raley 1861-1937, and Joseph B Raley 1868-1951. He died in 1883 at the age of 58, and was buried in Bethel Union Cemetery in Lebanon , Marion County, Kentucky.
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Private, Union 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
Note: Absent without leave when company captured at Courtland Bridge, so did not become POW.
OVERVIEW: Organized at Lebanon, Ky., November 21, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Ohio, to December, 1861. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to December, 1864.
SERVICE:Advance on Camp Hamilton, Ky., January 1-15, 1862. Action at Logan's Cross Roads on Fishing Creek January 19. Battle of Mill Springs January 19-20. Duty at Mill Springs till February 11. Moved to Louisville, thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 11-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 7. Expedition to Bear Creek, Ala., April 12-13. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Courtland Bridge July 25 (Cos. "A" and "H"). Decatur August 7. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Gallatin, Tenn., and duty there till January 13, 1863. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 13, 1863; thence to Murfreesboro and duty there till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Before Chattanooga September 22-26. Siege of Chattanooga September 26-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Reconnoissance of Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Near Marietta June 19. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Vining Station July 9-11. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Moved to Ringgold, Ga., thence to Chattanooga, Tenn., and duty there till November. Ordered to Kentucky November 14. Mustered out December 6, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 144 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221.


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  • Created by: Charlotte Raley McConaha
  • Added: 5 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77674259
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Spencer Raley (1825–1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77674259, citing Bethel Union Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Charlotte Raley McConaha (contributor 47558988) .