Ralph M. StaffordHome State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company D.
The remainder of the War:
POW at Sayler's Creek on 6 April 1865, and held at Pt. Lookout. Took the Oath of Allegiance to the US on 20 June 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Johnston1. Service details from Riggs2. Johnston identifies him as present at South Mountain, but service data says he didn't enlist until December 1863, as a conscript.
1 Johnston, David Emmons, The Story of a Confederate Boy in the Civil War, Portland (OR): Glass & Prudhomme Company, 1914, pp. 142 - 143 [AotW citation 9752]
2 Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982 [AotW citation 9766]
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