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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 Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/22/1828; Laurens District, SC


05/16/1905 Laurens County, SC; burial in 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]