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James Rasnake

Born 03/16/1838
Birth Location Russell Co.
Died 01/05/1926
Death Location Dickenson Co., VA
Father Elijah Rasnake
Mother Martha Hobbs
Married 3/21/1861
Spouses Martha Jane Tiller
Rachel Rasnake
Military Units
21st Battalion Cavalry
2nd VSL
CSR, Pension, and Miscellaneous Images
21st Cavalry
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Rasnick, James.pdf
Widows Pension
Census Information:

1850: 770, Age 10
1860: 275, Age 22
1870: Buchanan Co., Sand Lick 112, Age 32
1880: Buchanan Co., Sand Lick 225, Age 48
1900: Dickenson Co., 16 172, Age 62
1910: Cleveland 37, Age 65, Veteran: No
1920: Dickenson Co., Sand Lick, 45, Age 81
1930: DEAD

Miscellaneous Information:

Filed pension: 1913 (Kentucky)
Widow filed pension: 1926, Russell County

Notes: Middle name may be Harvey. Primitive Baptist preacher. Mentioned in Mentioned in Civil War in Wise and Buchanan Counties. There is a James H. Rasnake on the 1900RU CEN, age 57. Two different men. KY PEN says lived in Pike Co. KY for 30 years, wife dead. Confusion.

Military Information:

Compiled Service Record
Card 1
Private, (1st) Company E, 21st Virginia Cavalry

Appears on a muster roll for to Aug. 31, 1863 (Dated Aug. 31, 1863)

When: Mch. 28
Where: Sand Lick
By whom: Capt. Counts
Period: 3 yrs

Last paid:
By whom: No person
To what time: Not at all

Present or absent: Absent
Remarks: At home sick

Card 2

Statement of Service Reference Slip.

Dep't Confed Mil. Records
State of Va.

James Rasnake
22 Reg't Va. Cav.

Name not borne on rolls of any co. of said Reg't.

See 2075055 for S. of S. in case of James Rasnike, pvt. Co. E, (Capt. E. K. Counts), 21st Va. Cav. C. S. A.

Card 3

Dec. 3, 1915

Respectfully returned to

Col. Jos. V. Bidgood, Sec'y,
Department Confederate Military Records,
Richmond, Virginia

No record has been found in this office of service, capture or parole of a man named James Rasnake as a member of any company of the 22d Reg't Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A.
The records show, however, that one James Rasnike, private, Co. E, 21st Virginia Cavalry (also know as Peters' Reg't of Cavalry), C. S. A., enlisted March 28 (year not stated). On the only muster roll of the company on file, that dated Aug. 31, 1863, he was reported absent, at home sick. No later record of him has been found.

The Adjutant General

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