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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Lieutenant Colonel

Richard N Batchelder

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Organization: 2d Corps (Quartermaster - 2nd Div at Antietam)

Entered Service: Manchester, N.H.

Birth: 27 July 1832, Meredith, N.H.

Date Medal Issued: 20 May 1895.

Date of Action: 13-15 October 1863.

Place of Action: Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Va.


Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.

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Awarded medal of honor for most distinguished gallantry in action against Mosby"s guerrillas between Catlett and Fairfax stations 13 to 15 October 1863 while serving as Lt Colonel and Quartermaster of Volunteers: Chief QM 2nd Army Corps.
(from Heitman)

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See a dramatic painting representing this award from artist Don Stivers.


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