Memoirs of James Augustus McDonald Carraway - Accession 731 - M336 (388)
Accession 731 - M336 (388)
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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, 1861 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 Sergeant. 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.
The Memoirs of James Carraway were given to the Archives by Scott Green on December 7, 1988.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Memoirs of James Augustus McDonald Carraway - Accession 731 - M336 (388)". Finding Aid 547.
LC Subject Headings
Carraway, James Augustus McDonald, 1842-1931; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Siege, 1861; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862; Larke, W. M.--Correspondence; Kirby, Simion S., 1838-1865--Death and burial