Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 03 August 1864
Buried Andersonville National Cemetery, Sumter County Georgia
Private Riggs was wounded at the Battle of Brawner Farm on August 28th, 1862. At the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5th, 1864 he was captured and eventually sent to the Andersonville prison in Georgia.
He would die from disease at the prison.