John Robert Ritchie(c. 1839 - 1863)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 22 year old farmer from Brooklyn, AL when he enlisted as Private on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed 5th Sergeant by December 1862. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 07/03/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15569]
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