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Grayson Countians in the Civil War


During the American Civil War, there were 2,527 men who were of the proper age to have served in the military. Of this total, I have been unable to find service records for 772 men, 516 of whom were found in Grayson County in 1860. The remainder were identified from the 1870 Grayson County Census. This means that I have identified service records for 1755 men from Grayson County, most of whom served in the Confederate army, versus the Union army.

Of the 2527 men, all are listed below. If you are aware of service for any of these men, who do not have service records associated with them, I would appreciated hearing about it.

— Jeff Weaver.

Abbreviations Used:
1st Lt. First Lieutenant d/o daughter of Ord. Ordnance
2nd Lt. Second Lieutenant D. Died POW Captured/Prisoner of War
AlCC Alleghany County Census. DFR Dropped from the Roll Prom. Promoted
Art. Artillery disch Discharged Pvt. Private
AsCC Ashe County Census Enl. Enlisted PWR Post War Roster or Record
AWOL Absent without leave GCC Grayson County Census Regt. Regiment
B. Born HH Household Number Res. Resident of
Battn. Battalion Hosp Hospitalized rlsd released
Bro. Brother Inf. Infantry s/o son of
C.S. Confederate States KIA Killed in Action Sgt. Sergeant
Capt. Captain Lt. Col. Lieutenant Colonel U.S. United States
Cav. Cavalry Maj. Major USA United States Army (or of America), note context.
Cem. Cemetery Md. (1) Married first V.S. gunshot wound
Co. Company or County Md. (2) Married second, etc. VSL Virginia State Line
Corp. corporal Md. Married WIA Wounded in Action
CSA Confederate States Army NFR No further record