EMANUEL RILEY (SON OF EDWARD) CIVIL WAR RECORDS
definite proof that Emanuel served the Confederate cause was Judah
Riley's application submitted on April 22,1887 for relief by widows
of Confederate Soldiers under Act approved February 25, 1887. Judah
appeared before John W. Parker, Judge of Probate in and for Dale
County Alabama, and swore an oath that her husband Manuel died as a
result of wounds received near New Hope Church, Georgia as a Soldier
in Company E, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment, also known as Scotts
Brigade. Judge Parker stated that "I hereby certify that
satisfactory proof has been made before me of the truth of the
allegations set forth in the above affidavit and I believe Mrs Judah
Riley is entitled to relief under the act approved February 25,
1887". This affidavit is on file in the ADAH Civil War Service
Database, Montgomery, Alabama. The pension application was approved.
On June 27,
1891 Judah submitted another application for relief by widows of
Confederate Soldiers or Sailors, under act approved February 13,
1891. Judah appeared before Probate Judge J. W. Parker with the same
result, that she had provided satisfactory proof of her claim.
On May 18, 1892
Judah submitted another application and appeared before Probate
Judge J. W. Parker with the same result as in 1891.
On March 23,
1893 Judah submitted another application and appeared before Probate
Judge M. M. Morris with the same result as in 1892.
Widows Applications provide the only proof that Emanuel served the
Confederate cause. They do not provide his dates of service or a
specific date of death. The ADAH Civil War Services Database did not
have a record of Emanuels service prior to Judah's First Submittal.
Nara Order G11-14930346E was submitted to the National Archives and
Records Administration, Old Military and Civil Records LICON,
Washington D.C. by Madelyn Stark with the Names Emanuel and Manuel
Riley and they were unable to locate records on either of them.
is submitted as a basis for some assumptions; The 57th Alabama
Infantry Regiment was organized at Troy, Pike County Alabama in
March 1863 as part of the brigade of Gen. Clanton of Montgomery. It
was stationed at Mobile and Pollard till January 1864, when it was
moved to Demopolis Alabama. Brigaded there under Gen. Buford (soon
succeeded by Gen. Scott). Along with several other Regiments, the
57th Alabama joined the Army of the Tennessee in time to share fully
the hardships of the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign. One of the Major
Battles fought in this campaign took place at New Hope Church, near
Dallas, Paulding County Georgia on 25-26 May 1864. Judah stated that
Emanuel died from wounds received in this engagement. This would
support a date of death on or near 26 May 1864. Marietta Georgia was
the Medical Receiving Station for the wounded and dead from this
battle. The Confederate Memorial Cemetery there contains the remains
of 3000 Confederate War dead. The responce to Madelyn Stark's
inquiry was, no record of an Emanuel or Manuel Riley buried there,
however many names of the dead buried there are unknown.
does not appear on the Muster Rolls of the 57th Alabama Infantry
Regiment, it is logical that he entered service with the 57th when
it was formed in March 1863. Being stationed relatively close to
home, till January 1864, would account for his children born in 1863
and 1864. Compiled by Jim Riley, ggson of Emanuel, in conjunction
with Madelyn Stark.
More About EMANUEL
Probably, Confederate Memorial Cemetery, Mariette Georgia
Darlington District South Carolina, dwelling 246