Richard A Oakford(c. 1820 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In the 1850 Census he was listed as a 29 year old Clerk. By the outbreak of War he was in Scranton, Luzerne County, and served as Colonel of the 3-month 15th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was appointed Colonel of the 132nd as it was organized in mid-August 1862; almost exactly a month before the battle of Antietam.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in command of his Regiment very early in the engagement on September 17th at the Sunken Road.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.; Extracted online at the Pennsylvania in the Civil War site.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
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