(1830 - 1915)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Virginia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 29-year old lawyer, of some means, living alone at Louisa Courthouse, Virginia.1 He was commissioned Lieutenant in Company D, 13th Virginia Infantry on 17 April 1861. He was elected Captain in the Army reorganization of April 1862 to date from 26 April.
On the Campaign
He was in command of the Regiment as senior officer present.
The rest of the War
By October 1863 he was a member of the Confederate House of Delegates representing Louisa County, in Richmond.2
After the War
He was listed as an attorney, still at Louisa Courthouse, as late as 1888.3
References & notes
Service and other details from David F. Riggs' 13th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1988) via the Historical Data Systems database. Birth and death years from his gravestone (via Find A Grave online, thanks to Jim Buchanan for the pointer).
1830 in VA
08/15/1915; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Louisa, VA
1 Louisa County, Virginia, Census, 1860 - Page 855.
US Census Bureau, and USGenWeb volunteers, transcribers, USGenWeb Census Project, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.us-census.org/>, Source page: /va/louisa/census/1860/0855.gif [AotW citation 225]
2 From the October 1863 Richmond Directory.
Gorman, Michael D., Civil War Richmond, Published c. 2003, first accessed 15 August 2005, <http://www.mdgorman.com/>, Source page: /Written%20Accounts/1863%20Richmond%20Directory.htm [AotW citation 223]
3 From "Chataigne's Virginia Gazetteer and Classified Business Directory Louisa County - 1888-1889".
Weaver, Jeffrey C., webmaster, New River Notes, Published c. 1998, first accessed 15 August 2005, <http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv.htm>, Source page: /va/loui1888.htm [AotW citation 224]