Graves Family Correspondence

Graves Family Correspondence

Collection Number: 
125
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Virginia, North Carolina, St. Lawrence County
Period: 
1862 to 1870
Finding Aid: 

George K. and Fayette D. Graves, brothers from Rensselaer Falls NY, were the sons of James and Catherine Graves. George, born in 1842, served as a private in company G of the 142nd infantry division NYS volunteers. He was wounded in 1864, yet he continued to serve until the war was over in 1865. He died in 1916.
Fayette, born in 1844, was a private in company A of the 106th infantry division NYS volunteers. He was wounded on May 15, 1864. He also served until the end of the war. Although the brothers were in separate division units, both spent much of their time during the war in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This collection consists of 76 letters. The letters describe camp life, hospitals, and battles.