[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Richard N Batchelder[more about him]
Organization: 2d Corps (Quartermaster - 2nd Div at Antietam)
Entered Service: Manchester, N.H.
Birth: 27 July 1832, Meredith, N.H.
Date Medal Issued: 20 May 1895.
Date of Action: 13-15 October 1863.
Place of Action: Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Va.
Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.
(more about this award below)
More about this award: Awarded medal of honor for most distinguished gallantry in action against Mosby╠s guerrillas between Catlett and Fairfax stations 13 to 15 October 1863 while serving as Lt Colonel and Quartermaster of Volunteers: Chief QM 2nd Army Corps.
More on the Web: See a dramatic painting representing this award from artist Don Stivers.
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