From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/8/1862, p. 2, c. 2

Died, at the residence of his brother, C. H. Ferrell, Halifax county, Va., on the 8th ult, of typhoid fever, RAWLEY W. FERRELL, in the 27th year of his age.

The ravages of the disease commenced July 26th, and in thirteen days he became a corpse. So malignant was the disease that he was unconscious almost from the commencement. He died in the service of his country. He entered the cavalry service soon after the opening of the war, and nobly served the cause of Southern independence, sharing the dangers and toils of the energetic army of the Peninsula. At the close of the battle of Williamsburg he received an injury which caused him to be sent to Chimborazo Hospital, where he was honorably discharged from the army, and entered upon the duties of clerk in one of the divisions of that hospital. In this capacity he was serving when he went to visit his brother, alas! but to die. He was a faithful, fearless soldier, and combined with his patriotic devotion, generosity of soul, social excellence seldom equalled, energy and activity of mind which promised a bright and useful future, and purity of character adorned by a profession of the religion of Jesus. He has left these scenes of sorrow to enter the realms of eternal bliss.             [*]                    J. M. P.






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