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



Civil War - Richard Adam Virts

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 Muster Rolls: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The following information appears on his Returns: 

August 1862 to October 31, 1863, last October 18, 1863, Charlestown, Virginia, missing in action there, Prisoner of War.


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