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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Richard Tazewell Richards

"Tasnell"

(1842 - 1899)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He moved to Taliaferro County, GA from Virginia in December 1855 with brothers Titus, William, and Quintus. He enlisted 26 July 1862 in Company E, 9th Virginia Cavalry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the foot in action on 15 September 1862 at Boonsboro, MD.

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded until listed as absent without leave in about May 1863. He was listed as absent, wounded, as late as April 1864, but as present with his Company on the final Roll of 1 October 1864.

After the War

He was a storekeeper in Crawfordville, GA with brothers Titus and Quintus.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. Details from bio sketches in a Confederate Listing Of Crawfordville City Cemetery posted in 2005 on the USGenWeb archives by Terri Kimbrel Saturday. His brothers Quintus and Titus were also members of the 9th Cavalry. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

09/06/1842; Waterloo, VA

Death

05/18/1899 Crawfordville, GA; burial in Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawfordville, GA

Notes

1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 15016]