Spriggs, James A.

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James A. Spriggs was born around 1844 and went on to become a private in the 3rd United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. He enlisted on January 19, 1865 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a substitute and mustered out with his company on October 31, 1865. His military records describe him as being five feet and ten inches tall with black hair, eyes, and complexion. Spriggs passed away on February 13, 1891 and was laid to rest in Ridge Colored Cemetery. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life span
01/01/1844—02/13/1891

Life Summary

Full name
  James A. Spriggs
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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