Private Edward Riley
Born in England, May 1 O 1835, parents William and .... Riley, shoemaker, enlisted in
Tarrytown on December 31 1863 for three years in Co F 5 N Y H A , received $300
enlistment bonus. He was married, wife, Ann, with an infant daughter, Fanny, 2.
He was described as having blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and 57".
He was taken prisoner by the Confederates on October 1 O 1864 at Cedar Creek,
Virginia, and imprisoned in the notorious Salisbury, North Carolina military prison. Five
months later he was paroled at Aikens Landing, Va , and repatriated to Annapolis,
where he was discharged on June 21 1865. He lived in Kensico, probably on Riley
Lane, now submerged under the reservoir .
In 1870 he and his wife had three children, Fanny, 1 O, Matilda ,4, and William, 3.
Riley was a member of G.A.R. Post 169 . He is on the 1890 Veterans' Census, is on
page 6 of the North Castle Town Clerk's roster, is #1068 on the Adjutant General's New
York Data Base and is NASA M 551/roll 118, National Archives. He is 8615 on the
W.P.A. Location in St Stephen's cemetery. A descendant, Carol Mortell, is a member of
St Stephen's Church .