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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph S. Riggs

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 37th Virginia Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Abingdon, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home in October and returned to duty on about 15 December 1862. He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware. He was released on 2 June 1864 after taking the oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database.


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21777]