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R. McMichael

R. McMichael

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Richards McMichael

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was appointed Lt Colonel as the 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry was organized on about 28 September 1861. He was absent, sick, while the Regiment fought on the Peninsula during the Spring and Summer of 1862. After Col Brooke was promoted to Brigade command on September 11, LCol McMichael commanded the regiment.

On the Campaign

The rest of the War

He led the regiment at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and at the Wilderness, but Colonel McMichael was discharged on a surgeons certificate (illlness or injury) 19 May 1864.