Soldier Profile - McCrary, Rufus Coggins

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Full Name: McCrary, Rufus Coggins
Home State: Georgia
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 8th Infantry
Rufus Coggins McCrary was born January 16, 1839 in Meriwether Co., Georgia and died May 2, 1922. He is buried in the Alvaton Baptist Cemetery in Alvaton, Meriwether Co., Georgia. He was the son of Robert McCrary and Nancy Coggins McCrary. They both died while he was away at war. He had a brother John M. McCrary who was a private in the 33rd GA Vol Inf, Army of Tennessee. I find it interesting that he was able to correspond with his brother during the war and I wish to indulge you further with two letters.

Letters archived with the Atlanta History Center, Archives MSS 152.

Letters Written by McCrary, Rufus Coggins
Letter July 18th, 1863 - Army of Northern Virginia
Letter January 25th, 1862 - Camp near Fredericksburg