to "Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865, Vol VI," Copyright
1996, pp. 112-113, found in the Anderson County, SC, library,
"I.V.V. Fraser" served in the 11th Battalion, Texas Volunteers (Spaight's),
Company F. He served at the rank of Corporal. How Richard I.V.V.
ended up in Texas, it is unknown. He listed his home of record
as Chambers County, Texas but stated that he was from Georgia.
Regiment Name 11 (Spaight's) Batt'n Texas Vols. (Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry)
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Corporal
Film Number M227 roll 12
11th Battalion, Texas Volunteers (Cavalry and Infantry) (Spaight's)
11th (Spaight's) Cavalry and Infantry Battalion, formerly the 6th Texas Infantry Battalion, was a mixed command organized with 400 men in April, 1862. The unit served in the Department of Texas, then was assigned to Hebert's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. During the spring of 1864 it merged into the 21st Texas Infantry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Ashley W. Spaight and Major J.S. Irvine were its officers.
BN - the Eleventh Battalion of Texas Volunteers, a unit that served in Southeast
Texas and southwestern Louisiana
The book "Chambers County Texas in the War Between the States" by Kevin
Ladd, 1994 has the following on I.V.V. Fraiser on page 95:
Fraiser appears on the Muster Roll of Captain A.W. Spaight's
Cavalry Company. The company later became Company F under the command
of Captain William B. Duncan. He enrolled on April 10, 1862 and listed his place of residence as Chambers County. He was appointed to the rank of corporal in September 1863, and died while in the service on January 26, 1864."
Sometimes went by the nickname "DICK".
"Abandoned" his wife and children between 1856 and Apr 1862. It is not known why.
information provided by MIKE FRASER