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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

H. Bain Ritchie

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a farmer from Big Cane in June 1861 when he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C of the 6th Louisiana Infantry. He was promoted to Captain on 26 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, with roster data from Booth2.

Birth

Date not known

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4512]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, pg. 331  [AotW citation 5051]