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Federal (USV)


William Richards

(? - 1865)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Columbus, he enlisted in Company G, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 9 September 1861. Promoted Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded again at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and at Laurel Hill, VA. Killed in action at Gravelly Run, VA on 31 March 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.


03/31/1865; Gravelly Run, VA


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 563 - 564  [AotW citation 10622]