William Titus Rigby papers, 1860s-1910s?

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Title

William Titus Rigby papers, 1860s-1910s?

Subject

Soldiers; War; Veterans

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rigby, William Titus

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 24th (1862-1865). Company B; Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.); Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.)

United States; United States -- Mississippi -- Vicksburg; United States -- Virginia -- Arlington County

Description

William Titus Rigby served in the Civil War as a second lieutenant in the 24th Iowa Infantry, Company B. Later he attained the rank of captain. He was involved in the Coldwater Expedition and the Vicksburg campaign. After the war he attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, gaining his A.B. degree in 1869. He later became a banker at Mechanicsville. Rigby was deeply involved with veterans affairs. In 1895, he was elected secretary of the Vicksburg National Military Park Association. In 1899, he became the park's resident commissioner. He is buried at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.

Creator

Rigby, William Titus

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

1860/1919

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