Nancy Rigby, the wife of Pvt John Rigby Company D, 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment C.S.A. Pvt Rigby was captured at the beginning of Grant's Overland Campaign in May 1864. As a prisoner of war at Elmira, NY, he endured the harsh winter of 1864-65 only to succumb to disease less than a month after the Appomattox surrender. Nancy never gave up hope that her captured husband would return, she waited 32 years until her death in 1897 never knowing her husband's actual fate.
From: "Red Clay to Richmond - Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A." by John J. Fox, III
The following info provided by Nelda Scoggin Reynolds:
Nancy A. Scogin was the daughter of Millington Scogin and Mary H. Carter. Nancy married John Rigby on 18 May 1852 in Troup County, Georgia. The marriage is recorded in Book C. page 285 in the Troup County Archives. Officiating was Nancy's cousin Gillum Scogin, JP. According to the 1860 census, Nancy and John had three sons: William Henry Rigby b. July 27, 1853, Mark R. Rigby b. January 1857 and Stephen Rigby born in 1859.