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R.H. Richardson
R.H. Richardson

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Richard H Richardson

(1830 - 1869)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th New York Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Originally from Utica, he enrolled 17 May 1861 as Lieutenant Colonel, 26th New York Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the Regiment at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted Colonel 25†November 1862 (to rank from 19 September). Mustered out with the Regiment at end of its term on 28 May 1863 at Utica.

After the War:
He died from injuries sustained in a fall at his home "between Deansville and Oriskany Falls", New York.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the New York Adjutant General1. Personal detail and the picture here from Sue Greenhagen's obit page for him.

Birth Date: 03/29/1830    
Death Date: 03/18/1869    Death Place: NY    


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 21 (for 1899), pg. 106  [AotW citation 7328]

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