Elbert Thomas Riddick(c. 1839 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as First Sergeant, Company F on 16 May 1861. Elected First Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in the thigh and head in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 16 November 1862 in Charlestown, VA at age 23.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Service data from the Roster2: Company F transcribed and posted on NCGenWeb by Robert E. Stokley. Death detail from a notice in the North Carolina Standard of 22 December 1862.
|Place of Birth: Gates County, NC |
Death Date: 11/16/1862 Death Place: Charlestown, VA
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9918]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 9942]
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