James W. Riggs

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James W. Riggs
Co. F
18 Tex. Cav.
Full Name: James W. Riggs
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:W  Number:40
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1846 
Died: August 19, 1930 
Burial Date: August 20, 1930 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Kentucky 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1846 
Residence: Ft. Worth, Texas 
Admitted To Home: May 30, 1926 
Religion: Bible Student 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Division: McCollough's 
Brigade: Gano's 
Regiment: Good's Battalion 

RIGGS, JAMES W. (1846 ~ 1930). Confederate veteran James W. Riggs was born in Kentucky and moved to Texas when he was five weeks old. Not much is known about his early life, but according to various records he was a farmer and sold papers on the streets of Forth Worth, Texas.

James Riggs served two years in the Confederate Army in Company A, Gano's Brigade. He enlisted September 3, 1863 and surrendered April 25, 1865 in Texas. His located military records provide little information on his service.

Riggs applied for and received a Confederate Pension in 1925, and was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on May 30, 1926. He was a widower when he entered the Home.

Riggs lived four years at the Home until his death August 18, 1930. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.

Information taken from Riggs' Soldier's Application for a Pension, Confederate Home Roster, and Application for Mortuary Warrant.

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