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Confederate (CSV)


James Andrew Riddle

(1828 - 1905)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 33 year old, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 at at Columbia, SC. Appointed Corporal 14 March 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was treated at a US General Hospital, Frederick, MD, and paroled 27 September 1862. He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA, returning to duty 30 December 1862, by which time he had been promoted to Sergeant. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 20 April 1863 and First Sergeant on 28 July 1864. was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as First Lieutenant, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 04/22/1828    Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 05/16/1905    Death Place: Laurens County, SC    Burial Place: Durbin Creek Baptist Cemetery, Fountain Inn, SC


1   Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster  [AotW citation 16041]

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