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Confederate (CSV)


Willis Marion Riddle

(c. 1836 - 1886)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 25 January 1862 at Adams Run, SC at about age 25.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. He was promoted to Corporal by the end of 1862. He was often ill in hospitals from May 1863 to March 1864, and severely wounded in the right shoulder in action on the North Anna River, VA on 23 May 1864. He was treated at General Hospital #9, Richmond, VA and in Columbia by 27 May 1864.

After the War

He moved to Arkansas after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


c. 1836


1886 in AR; burial in Lone Pine Cemetery, Clarksville, AR


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 16044]