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Federal (USV)

Private

George C. Richardson

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Roxbury, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 6th Vermont Infantry on 14 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 29 September 1862 with chronic diarrhea and died there on 6 December.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Peck2 and Ledoux.3 Hospital details from the Patient List.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a cenotaph in the Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

12/06/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4088]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 206  [AotW citation 25222]

3   Ledoux, Tom, Vermont in the Civil War, Published 1996, first accessed 01 January 2004, <http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/index.php>, Source page: /get.php?input=27298  [AotW citation 25223]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #126  [AotW citation 25224]