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Confederate (CSV)


Royall W. Figg

(1841 - 1897)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as a Private in Company H, 60th Virginia Infantry on 20 August 1861 in Richmond, but was discharged for disability on 24 October 1861. He enlisted again, as a Private in Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 14 March 1862 in Richmond.

On the Campaign

He was with the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action on Marye's Heights near Fredericksburg, VA on 3 May 1863 and again at Harper's Farm, VA on 6 April 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout until 10 June 1865, when he took the oath of allegiance and was released.

After the War

He was a local Methodist preacher to at least 1870 until converting to Catholicism, then was a newspaper man and writer in Richmond.

References & notes

Service information from Musselman1 and J.L. Scott's 60th Virginia Infantry (1997), via the Historical Data Systems database. His presence at Sharpsburg from his own "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details from his obituary in the Norfolk Virginian of 27 April 1897.


1841; Richmond, VA


04/28/1897; burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Norfolk, VA


1   Musselman, Homer D., The Caroline Light, Parker and Stafford Light Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992  [AotW citation 23383]