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Federal (USV)


James Richmond

(c. 1843 - 1864)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Originally from Maine, by then living in Toledo, OH, he enlisted in Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 18 on 5 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the finger in action at the Sunken Road on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died on 3 June 1864 at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC of wounds received in action at Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing an enemy battle flag in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1.

More on the Web

Some details here from an excellent article by L. Keith Snipes at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.


c. 1843 in ME


06/03/1864; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 250 - 256  [AotW citation 14744]