|Birth||Oct. 29, 1846|
|Death||May 18, 1936|
|Cemetery||Pleasant View (Pickrell)|
|Unit||11th Missouri Cavalry, Company C|
Private Eli Ridgley
Company C, 11th Missouri Cavalry
Ridgley (also spelled Ridgeley) was born in Ohio on October 29, 1846. He enlisted in the regiment on July 20, 1863 at Maryville, Missouri. Ridgley was mustered on December 16, 1863 and served about 20 months. He was discharged on July 27, 1865 at New Orleans.
Ridgley joined the regiment in late 1863. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864).
Pursuit of General Price (AR/MO) (September 17-November 13, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
Ridgley died May 18, 1936 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Pickrell (Gage County), Nebraska. Ridgley was a member of the Rawlins Post (#35) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Beatrice, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.