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Federal (USV)


Richard S. Harrison

(1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 years. Enrolled at New York City, to serve three years, and mustered in as corporal, Co. C, October 2, 1861; promoted sergeant, July 3, 1862

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Co. A, June 12, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, December 31, 1863; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. D, July 10, 1864; as first lieutenant, Co. A, October 13, 1864; as captain, December 27, 1864; mustered out with company, June 30, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Commissioned second lieutenant, June 29, 1864, with rank from March 9, 1864, vice W. L. D. O'Grady resigned; first lieutenant, September 30, 1864, with rank from September 1, 1864, vice R. J. Kelly promoted; captain, December 7, 1864, with rank from November 19, 1864, original. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing the NY regimental information in his excellent database.




1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905  [AotW citation 10804]