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Pvt John Riley

Pvt John Riley

Birth
USA
Death 14 Oct 1917 (aged 72–73)
Arkansas, USA
Burial Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Plot 6 Row Q Lot 68
Memorial ID 10343516 · View Source
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John Riley was a Private in the 113th Regiment Company G of the United States Colored infantry in the Civil War. He died on October 14, 1917 in Arkansas. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas in the USCT Memorial Plot at Fairview Cemetery. He is also listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. on plaque D-112.

The 113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization) was organized April 1, 1864, by consolidation of 11th United States Colored Troops (Old), 112th United States Colored Troops and 113th United States Colored Troops (Old). Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to August, 1865, and Dept of Arkansas to April, 1866. Duty in Dept. of Arkansas. Mustered out April 9, 1866.

All Photos were taken by Tonia Holleman. The Memorial Stones were a project of Angela Y. Walton-Raji and Tonia Holleman to all the Arkansas USCT's who fought in the Civil War who needed a permanent resting in Arkansas. They were granted plots by the Fairview Cemetery Board and the City Administrators. A final resting place was given to them at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, Arkansas Crawford county in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) memorial section of the cemetery.

For any additional information contact Tonia Holleman at toniaH904@aol.com.




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  • Created by: Ronald Walton
  • Added: 18 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10343516
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Riley (1844–14 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10343516, citing Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Ronald Walton (contributor 9245992) .