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

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Death Place: AR    Burial Place: 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]

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