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Federal (USV)


Nathan Richardson

(1837 - 1912)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old shoemaker from Edinburgh, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, severely, in the left shoulder in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was treated at a field hospital at Acquia Creek, VA, then hospitals in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and Tullahoma, TN. He had a resection of the upper third of of his humerus, his arm inflamed and useless, with pieces of bone occasionally working their way out. He was discharged for wounds at the US Army Convalescent Hospital, Nashville on 18 March 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Chancellorsville details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/1837; Tipton County, IN


01/18/1912 Edinburgh, IN; burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 583  [AotW citation 18468]