There are some 57 cards found in his Service Record Cards most being of requisitions for his men's equipment, including his signature.
You can obtain these records through the service noted at the top of this page.
Captain Richard S. Laidley, Co. H, 22nd Regiment Virginia Infantry, aka 1st Kanawha Regiment, enlisted May 8, 1861 at Kanawha C. H., enrolled at Charleston,VA, elected 1st Sergeant, elected 1st Lt. August 1, 1861, wounded at Battle of Fayetteville, [Fayette C. H.] Sept. 10, 1862, recorded "Absent" thereafter until recorded "Present" on the muster dated June 30, 1863, wounded at Battle of Droop Mountain Nov. 6, 1863, roster dated January 9, 1865 records him as "Retired," July 6, 1864, later appears on a Register of the Invalid Corps., P. A. C. S.
22nd Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 1st Kanawha Regiment, was organized and accepted into Confederate service in July, 1861. Its members were from the counties of Jackson, Craig, Nicholas, Alleghany, Wyoming, and Boone. The 22nd saw action at Carnifex Ferry and later lost twenty-one percent of the 550 engaged at Droop Mountain. It was assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade, participated in the Shenandoah Valley operations, and disbanded during the spring of 1865. The field officers were Colonels George S. Patton and C.Q. Tompkins; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew R. Barbee, William A. Jackson, and John C. McDonald; and Majors Robert A. Bailey and Isaac N. Smith.
The CW Research Database records him under this name:
Richard Quarrier Laidley
Residence was not listed; a 24 year-old Physician.
Enlisted on 5/8/1861 at Charleston, WV as a Private.
On 5/8/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. VA 22nd Infantry
He was transferred out on 7/6/1864
On 7/6/1864 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* Wounded 9/10/1862 Fayetteville, WV
* On rolls 8/30/1863 (place not stated)
* Wounded 11/6/1863 Droop Mountain, WV
* 1st Sergt
* 2nd Lieut 7/27/1861
* Qtr Master Serg 8/1/1861
* Capt 5/1/1862
born in Wheeling, WV
died 2/12/1873 in Charleston, WV
Buried: Spring Hill Cem., Charleston, WV
(Postwar druggist. Died of consumption.)
After the War he lived in Charleston, WV