Richard GustinHome State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A resident of Troy, Bradford County, he mustered into service as Captain, Company C, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 11 June 1861, at about 36 years of age.
He had assumed command of the Regiment after Colonel Hardin was wounded at the 2nd Battle of Manassas (August 1862).
The remainder of the War:
He was still in command of the Regiment as it fought at Fredericksburg (December 1862). He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 6 April 1863, and mustered out with the Regiment 11 June 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: 1868-1871, extracted online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War by Alice J. Gayley.
More on the Web:
See an image of his file card at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
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