Archibald Walter Strickler



Archibald Strickler was the brother of William Lewis Strickler.  He was also buried in the Ladoga Cemetery.  Archibald resided on Kerr’s Creek before the war and enlisted into the Confederate Army on July 10, 1861.  He was assigned to the 1st Virginia Artillery and also spent some time in the 52nd Virginia Infantry.  He was wounded at the Battle of Allegheny Mountain and again at the Battle of Bristoe Station.  He was captured at the Battle of Petersburg and sent to Point Lookout.  For his valiant service, he rose to the rank of Sergeant.  He stood 5’11” tall and was described as a man of great physical stature.  He moved to Ladoga after the war and lived there until his death in 1914.


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