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Confederate (CSV)


James Madison Riley

(1831 - 1881)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 31 year old farmer in Saluda, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company M, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Staunton and Richmond, VA into December 1862. He was ina hospital again, with an ulcer of his leg, from 4 June to 8 August 1863. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and exchanged at Point Lookout, MD on 23 October. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Miller, Baker County, GA.

More on the Web

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave, and has his death date as 7 March 1881.

He married Anne Elizabeth Free (1829-1882) in 1858 and they had 5 children.




11/07/1881; burial in Christ Methodist Church Cemetery, Baker County, GA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 619-20  [AotW citation 24632]