Manuscript Collection

Memoirs of James Augustus McDonald Carraway - Accession 731 - M336 (388)

Title

Memoirs of James Augustus McDonald Carraway - Accession 731 - M336 (388)

Files

Identifier

Accession 731 - M336 (388)

Inclusive Dates

1931

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

10 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The James Augustus McDonald “Mack” Carraway Memoirs consists of his typescript memoirs as related to Neva Goodman on March 22, 1931. Of particular interest are his descriptions of his experiences in the Civil War. He witnessed the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April, 1961 from the vantage point of Morris Island, participated in the Battle of Seven Pines and the Seven Days Campaign. He was probably in the 26th Infantry Co. I until 1862, then later joined the 1st Artillery Co. E with the rank of 1st Sargent. He was born on February 9, 1842 and died on July 4, 1931 and is buried at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Olanta, Florence County, SC. Also included is a typescript letter from W. M. Larke relating the death of LT. Simeon S. Kirby (1838-1865) who was killed at the Battle of Rivers Bridge, SC on February 3, 1865.

Provenance

The Memoirs of James Carraway were given to the Archives by Scott Green on December 7, 1988.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Memoirs of James Augustus McDonald Carraway - Accession 731 - M336 (388)

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