Richard Adam Virts[1]

Male Abt 1844 - 1864


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  • Born  Abt 1844  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 May 1864  Andersonville Confederate Prison, Andersonville, Gorgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Gorgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I41  Virts
    Last Modified  13 Nov 2016 

    Father  Adam Virts,   b. 28 Feb 1804, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1847, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susan Ann Lilly,   b. 1 Apr 1807, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1889, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Nov 1826  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F23  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Richard Adam Virts Civil War Documents
    Richard Adam Virts Civil War Documents
    Civil War documents for Richard Adam Virts and his mother Susan Lilly Virts quest to receive her sons pension after his death in 1864 in Andersonville Confederate Prison.

    Headstones
    Richard Adam Virts (1844-1864) Headstone
    Richard Adam Virts (1844-1864) Headstone
    Grave No. 1322

    Richard Adam Virts was born 1844 in Loudoun County Virginia to Adam and Susan Ann Lilly Virts. He died on May 23, 1864 at Andersonsville Confederate Prison in Andersonville, Georgia.

    Histories
    Richard Adam Virts - Dies at Andersonville Confederate Prison, Andersonville, Georgia
    Richard Adam Virts - Dies at Andersonville Confederate Prison, Andersonville, Georgia

  • Notes 
    • Richard was the son of Adam and Susanna Lilly Virts. He was 5 feet 7 inches in height, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light colored hair. He was the only Virts to die in the Civil War.

      He enrolled at Berryville, Virginia on May 1, 1863, by Captain J.C. Means, for a three year enlistment in Company A of the Loudoun County Independent Rangers, Virginia..

      He was taken prisoner at Point of Rocks, Maryland on June 17, 1863 and was confined at Richmond, Virginia. He was paroled at City Point, Virginia on July 23, 1863 and reported to Annapolis, Maryland on July 24, 1863 where he was admitted to the hospital.

      He was then assigned to Camp Parole, Maryland on September 19, 1863. He was then captured again on October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia. On November 2, 1863 he was confined at Richmond, Virginia until March 8, 1864. At that time he was sent to the Andersonville, Georgia prison. On April 27, 1864 he was admitted to the prison hospital and died there on May 23, 1864. Grave number 1322.

      He was mustered out on May 31, 1865, Bolivair, Virginia. He was shown as have never been paid and was due $23.58 on a clothing account and showed a bounty of $100.00 due.

      The following information appears on his ?i?Muster Rolls:

      ?/i?1. Company - Jul/Aug 1863 - Absent - Taken Prisoner, June 17, 1863 at Point of Rocks, now at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland.

      2. Company - Sep/Oct 1863 - Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      3. Company - Mar/Apr 1864 - Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      4. Company - May/Jun 1864 - Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      5. Company - Jul/Aug 1864 - Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      6. Company - Sep/Oct 1864 Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      7. Company - Nov/Dec 1864 Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      8. Company - Jan/Feb 1865 Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      9. Company - Mar/Apr 1865 Absent - Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863 at Charles Town, Virginia.

      The following information appears on his ?i?Returns?/i? :
      ?b?
      ?/b?1. August 1862 to October 31, 1863, last October 18, 1863, Charlestown, Virginia, missing in action there, Prisoner of War.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1047] Susan Virts claims for Richard's Civil War Pension.

    2. [S1005] Obituary, Loudoun Times Mirror, October 7, 1982.

    3. [S718] Andersonville George Prison Records and Tombstone.

    4. [S2] ..