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J. Richardson
J. Richardson

Federal (USV)


Jesse Richardson

(1840 - 1922)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A clerk in Winchester, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on 8 July 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was slightly wounded in the foot in action 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted Corporal on 29 November 1862. Wounded in the head at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and returned to duty on 1 September. Promoted to First Sergeant on 1 October 1863. Reenlisted on 31 December 1863. Appointed First Lieutenant on 24 May 1864. Mustered out in July 1865.

After the War:
He was a clerk in Winchester, but later "moved West" to Ohio.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Quint1. His photograph from the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. Death information from a notice in the Winchester Star of 13 January 1922. His brother Moses P. Richardson was also at Antietam.

Birth Date: 03/31/1840    Place of Birth: Woburn, MA    
Death Date: 1/11/1922    Death Place: Painesville, OH    Burial Place: Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 490 - 506  [AotW citation 14495]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 93, pg. 4757  [AotW citation 14504]

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