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Name Camp, Raleigh Spinks
Born June 26, 1829
Birthplace Walton County, Georgia
Places of residence Walton, Georgia
Father Edmund Kennedy Camp
Mother Penelope Willingham
Nationality United States of America
Notes He was elected Capt., Co. B, 7th Texas Infantry on October 2, 1861. Camp was appointed Maj., 40th Georgia Infantry on May 10, 1862. He was Acting Inspector General in 1863. Camp was garrisoned at Vicksburg during its siege and wrote a detailed account of the siege and subsequent surrender. Camp was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 and paroled on July 6. He was wounded in the left arm in 1864 and furloughed from Floyd House Hospital in Macon, Georgia for forty-five days froms wounds received on May 23. No further record was provided. Camp wrote a detailed account of siege activities and the subsequent surrender.
Role Military
Spouse Laura Clifford Jones
Children Augustus Jones Camp
Rosa Lee Camp

Associated Records

RULER -

Ivory ruler with black filled etched scales and numbers.

Image of Mirror, Hand

Mirror, Hand -

Hand mirror: Pine case with a sliding lid on a iron pin pivot. The mirror is in the recess of the base. Marked in pencil on the reverse: "Made with his penknife and carried through the Civil War by Raleigh S. Camp."

TEASPOON -

Sterling silver with "RSC" engraved on its reverse.

Image of Ambrotype - Raleigh Spinks Camp

Ambrotype - Raleigh Spinks Camp

Quarter-plate ambrotype with applied color; man seated, from waist up, in uniform, turned slightly to viewer's right, looking at camera, hair parted on side, cut mid-ear level, full beard and moustache, cheeks tinted pink, double-breasted uniform frock coat, standing collar, 14 buttons visible, buttoned up and edged in light-colored piping on right side, Hungarian braid visible on left sleeve, hands in lap; non-pareil gilt mat; preserver stamped with simple geometric design; case is leather-covered wood, embossed with weaved design on reverse; obverse [cover] case section missing; brass latches in tact;