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R. Derby
R. Derby

Federal (USV)


Richard C. Derby

(1834 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 26, a clerk from Boston when commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, on 19 April 1861. Promoted First Lieutenant on 22 November 1861 and Captain, Company C, 6 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Originally buried near the battlefield, he was reinterred sometime later in Massachusetts.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with details from Susan Harnwell's 15th Massachusetts genealogy. Photograph from a CDV sold in 2006 by Cowan's Auctions.

Birth Date: 10/03/1834    Place of Birth: Medfield, MA    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Medfield, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 184 - 185  [AotW citation 5861]

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