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Confederate (CSV)


Rhyden Grigsby

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Claiborne Parish, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 9th Louisiana Infantry on 7 July 1861. Elected First Lieutenant on 5 September 1861. Promoted Captain (date not given).

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran1. Service details from Booth2, who lists him as Rhydon Grisby. Birth date and likely name spelling (from his enlistment papers) kindly supplied by GGGNephew T.D. Cary, MD.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV


1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-00, Vol. XIX, pp. 75 - 76  [AotW citation 5087]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 111  [AotW citation 10704]