John RiggsHome State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company F.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862, and left behind in Shephedstown. He probably died there of wounds received at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He probably died at Shepherdstown of wounds received at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, burial place from CV2.
Death Place: Shepherdstown, VA Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157 - 158 [AotW citation 1813]
2 United Confederate Veterans, U Daughters of the Confederacy, and Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. 19 (1911), pp. 75 - 76 [AotW citation 2908]
« Search for Another Participant