He was killed in hand to hand combat on the evening of day 2, on Cemetery Hill. He died (shot in the stomach) protecting his battery's guidon. (Rickett's battery, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery.) The revolver shot, at point blank range, split the flag's staff in two. His brothers in arms paid to have his body sent home to Delmarva, where I regularly put flowers on his grave. James H. Riggin can be found in many books on Gettysburg. Thanks, Gary Riggin
I have a great grandfather who is of the same squad. He died though of old age. I am really thankful he survived the battles he fought during his time. I look up to him. We still have his portrait on our walls as a reminder of how and what was it like during those times.