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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Augustus Vanderford

(1839 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company B, 16th Georgia Infantry on 17 July 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant. He was slightly wounded in the arm at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

Sent from Fort Delaware, Delaware to Aiken's Landing, Virginia October 2, 1862. Exchanged there November 10, 1862. Transferred to Company C, 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters June 8, 1863. Captured at High Bridge, Virginia April 6, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland June 21, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Additional details from family genealogists.


1839 in GA


Date not known


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12185]