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Federal (USV)


James D. Riddle

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private, Company G, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the John Poffenberger Farm near Sharpsburg but died there of wounds on 26 September 1862. He was originally buried on the battlefield but his remains were taken home for burial there in March 1863.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 Hospital detail from Nelson.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his burial date, from a piece in the Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard of 4 March 1863.


c. 1836 in PA


09/26/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pg. 122  [AotW citation 1359]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 365  [AotW citation 25370]