Private D Landrum Riddle Co E Son of William and Levy Cheek Riddle of Laurens S,C and his wife was Mariah Ann Elrod Riddle of Laurens.S,C
Landrum was a farmer from South Carolina who never owned any slaves. His grandfather was John Riddle born 1775 who settled in Laurens S,C in 1800 and Raised 12 children.
Landrum wrote many letters to his wife Ann telling of his life away from home in the fight for independence of his home state, Landrum never made it back to his family, He died and was buried in this Cemetery . These letter are in the Confederate relic room and Museum in Columbia,
These men who fought for the cause they believed in , Their constutitional right . to arm themselves and keep the enemy from invading their land. The same right we go to foreign countries and fight today. I want to honor these men who were my family. and their history needs to be told. They left their home to fight for state rights.
Not the instutition of Slavary.
Co. E 3rd Bn. S.C. Inf. ;;Information compiled in 1989 & 1992 by Raymond W. Watkins, Falls Church, VA from Record Group 109, the compiled Confederate Military Service Records found in the National Archives, Washington, DC