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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born I. T.)

Edward B. D. Riley​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Edward Bishop Dudley Riley: Born May 8, 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1861.

Served on frontier duty, at Ft. Mojave, N. M., 1861.

Resigned, June 13, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown, 1866‑74, and since 1875, no certain information having been received. Inspector of Improvement of Cleveland Harbor, Ohio, 1874‑75. Residence, Buffalo, N. Y.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Freight agent Erie Railroad, Buffalo, N. Y.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(Born May 8, 1839)

Civil History. — Freight agent Erie Railroad, Buffalo, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edward Bishop Dudley Riley, Born May 8, 1839.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 21, 1861.

Resigned, June 13, 1861.

Civil History. — Freight Agent, Erie Railroad, Buffalo, N. Y.

Died Feb. 28, 1918, at Buffalo, N. Y.: Aged 78.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Maj.‑General Bennet Riley, Colonel, 1st Infantry.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers his highest rank was that of Lieut.‑Colonel, in 1864; he served as Chief of Ordnance, Hindman's Corps, Army of Tennessee. See also the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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