Historical Rosters Database
Richard StaplesRoster ID 11666
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|Biography & Genealogy:||Richard Staples, VMI Musician (kettle drummer, New Market Staff). One of 3 musicians who accompanied the Corps at the Battle of New Market. After the war he returned to VMI but left during the 1866-1867 academic year. Little is known of him except that he died in Washington, DC about 1875; believed to have been unmarried.|