H. Bain Ritchie(? - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, with roster data from Booth2.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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]
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