Captain (CSA), Walter Gynn MacRae

Is your surname MacRae?

Research the MacRae family

Captain (CSA), Walter Gynn MacRae's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Walter Gynn MacRae

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: December 14, 1928 (87)
Immediate Family:

Son of General Alexander MacRae and Caroline A. MacRae
Brother of John Colin Macrae; Robert B Mcrae; Alexander Mcrae; Donald MacRae; Major (CSA), Henry MacRae and 5 others
Half brother of Major (CSA), Robert B. MacRae and Brig. (CSA), General William MacRae

Managed by: Camille Ashley Doyle
Last Updated:

About Captain (CSA), Walter Gynn MacRae

Captain, CSA, 7th North Carolina.

Walter MacRae was educated in New England, entering private school in Boston in 856, and was graduated from the English High school in that city in 1860. Walter MacRae then studied law at Harvard until the outbreak of hostilities in 1861.

Joining the 8th NC he accompanied it to SC, a few months later was transferred to the heavy artillery and stationed at Fr. Fisher. He then became a member of McNeil's Partisan Rangers. After ans adventurous career of 13 months with that command, he joined company C, 7th Reg. NC Infantry, with commission of Lieut. From that time he was in command of his company, with promotion to Captain after the Battle of Gettysburg. Among the engagements in which he participated where the Skirmish near Pollocksville and the Battle of Chancellorsville where he was slightly wounded in the right thigh.

Afterwards he was in command of three companies of Skirmishers during the fighting on the Rappahannock River. At Gettysburg, he was in battle for 3 days, being wounded was carried to Richmond where he became ill with a fever for 3 weeks at Newton VA. Reaching the Confederate Capital he was granted a furlough for forty days. In May, 1864 he was in the death grapple of the armies in the wilderness and was captured, Walter MacRae was held at Ft. Delaware and in the following August was one of the 600 officers placed on a ship and sent to Charleston harbor and placed under fire at Morris island. These men were under terrible conditions and slowly starved, they were returned to Ft. Delaware and held until close of hostilities. These men were known as the Immortal 600

Served as Mayor of Wilmington NC after the war.

view all

Captain (CSA), Walter Gynn MacRae's Timeline

January 27, 1841
North Carolina, United States
December 14, 1928
Age 87