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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 Antietam

Originally from Utica, he enrolled 17 May 1861 as Lieutenant Colonel, 26th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

In command of the Regiment at Antietam.

The rest 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 & notes

Service data from the New York Adjutant General1. Personal detail and the picture here from Sue Greenhagen's obit page for him.




03/18/1869 in 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]