Individual Record -- Greene, Ranney
Age: 31, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): Crescent City Regiment
Service: 2LT, Co. F, Crescent Regiment of New Orleans Volunteers (C.S.A.), 1862; wdd, Corinth, 5/18/62, pr CAPT, 10/27/62, Staff of Lieutenant-General E. Kirby Smith, as AAG, Conscript Bureau, Trans-Mississippi Department, 1863-65. [College: Dartmouth '54]
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Birth: 03/28/1831, Randolph, VT
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Paula Sellman
Findagrave Memorial #: 13896471
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Dartmouth '54
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX
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BiographyHenry A. Hazen and S. Lewis B. Speare, editors, A History of The Class of 1854 in Dartmouth College, (Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1898), pp. 29-39
Greene, Ranney, son of Ranney and Parnella (Kelsey) Greene, was born in Randolph, Vt., 1831, March 28. Randolph, Royalton, and Kimball Union Academies. Teacher, Franklin, La., 1855; professor of languages, Jefferson College, Washington, Miss., 1856-9; at same time studied law, and was admitted to the bar at Natchez; in ship-chandlery, business, New Orleans, 1859-62; in the Confederate Army, during the war, lieutenant and captain in the Crescent regiment; was in the battle of Shiloh, and siege of Corinth, and in several other engagements; in 1863-4, was on staff duty, in the Conscript Bureau west of the Mississippi and in Texas. After the war, settled in Houston, Texas, and, from 1867, was secretary of the Houston Direct Navigation Company.
Married, 1877, April 4, Caroline Minerva Evans, of Houston, died at Sedalia, Mo., of consumption, 1880, July 17.
Greene was a modest, scholarly, and brave man, ranking high in his class. He was sure to hear the call of duty and to obey it. The Houston Telegram closed a notice of his death, thus: "He shrank from ostentation. In his death, the poor have indeed lost a friend. He was one of those who goes through life quietly doing good and serving their Master for the Master's sake, seeking no laudation save the plaudits of an approving conscience, and looking forward to another, a better, and a higher sphere for his reward."