Colen G. Ray, Jr. was enlisted as Private on April 2nd, 1862 in Captain McLean’s Company, Company H (Union Rebels), 6th Regiment Florida Infantry by J. J. Finley at Mount Vernon Arsenal, Florida, for a period of 3 years or the war. (Company Muster Roll for April 2nd to April 21st, 1862).
He is reported present on Company Muster Roll for April 1st to July 1st, 1862.
His name appears on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in Battle, or who died of wounds or disease. This Register documents his death on October 30th, 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee of disease.