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THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

WORKING LIST OF JOHN RILEY, SR., DESCENDANTS SERVING IN THE CSA

"To tar the sacrifices of the Confederate  soldier as simple racism, and reduce  the battle flag under which he fought to nothing more than the symbol of a racist heritage, is one of the great blasphemies  of our modern  age."

Senator James Webb

( U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1987 - 1988)

 

Battle Flags of the 7th, 15th, 33rd and 57th Alabama Infantry and 6th Florida Regiments (L-R)

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Son of John, Sr.

  1. Abraham (b. 1798 d. 1865)- Company F, 7th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Sons of Edward

  1. Emanuel (b.1825 d. 1864)- Company E, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment., casualty, Paulding Co., GA
  2. Gillum (b. 1829 d. 1909)-  Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, wounded Darbytown Road and disabled
  3. Wesley (b. 1832 d. 1904)- Company B, 33rd  Alabama Infantry Regiment.
  4. John (b.1837 d. 1915) Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment
  5. George (b. 1841 d. 1863)- Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, casualty, died of disease, VA
  6. Edward, Jr.. (b 1843 d. 1862)-  Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, died of disease, VA

Sons of Needham

  1. George Washington Riley  (b. 1833 d. 1892)-  Pvt., Co. K, 6th Florida. Infantry. Regiment.
  2. Daniel Riley (b. 1836 d. 1904)-  Pvt. Co. G, 15th Alabama. Infantry. Regiment, (enlisted, 15 Aug 62, aged 28; a county tax collector; wounded, Gettysburg; deserted, 64 || Oates)
  3. Thomas Pinckney Riley (b. 1846 d. 1914)- Pvt. Co.  K, 6th Florida Infantry Regiment.
  4. John Edward Riley (b. 1832 d. 1862) Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, died of disease, 1862,

Sons of Abraham

  1. James Samuel (Samuel) (b.1834 d. 1863)- Pvt. Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, died of disease, Richmond, VA 6/3/1863  
  2. John  (b.1841 d. 1921)- Pvt., Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry. Regiment, (enlisted, 15 Aug 62, aged 23; deserted, Feb 1865 || Oates)

Sons of Daniel

  1. William Robert (b. 1842 d. 1928) Company B, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Hawkins Sharpshooters. .
  2. Jackson (b.1844 d. 1919) Company B, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Hawkins Sharpshooters

Sons of Caron H. Riley and Aris Woodham, Jr.

  1. John Alexander Woodham- Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment; captured and died 4 June 1864 at Elmira POW camp, Elmira, NY
  2. Stephen Moses ('Mode') Woodham- Co. E, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment
  3. Uriah Woodham- Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment; severely wounded in Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.; lost foot and part of leg.  Later re-enlisted in Co. H, 6th Florida Regt. and served until end of war]

 

Sons of Elender Riley and John Grady Ward

  1. Robert Edward Ward (b. 1832 d. 1862)- Capt. Company B, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment- died Perryville, KY
  2. William James Ward (b. 1834 d. 1886)- Pvt., Company. D, 57th Alabama Mounted Infantry
 

"Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead.  See to it they have no reason to be ashamed for you."

                                                                            Robert Lewis Dabney
                                                                            Chaplain for
                                                                            Stonewall Jackson

Editor's Note:  The list above was compiled from various sources, and subject to ongoing revision.