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Federal (USV)


Reuben T. Richer

(1839 - 1923)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lowell, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 18 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 1 July 1863, serving in Company C, 14th Regiment, mustering out as a Corporal.

After the War

He was listed as living in Abrams, WI in 1892 and 1905.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. Additional service data from an Enumeration of War Veterans living in Wisconsin in 1892 and the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors System. He's sometimes seen with middle initial "F". His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/02/1839; Pittsfield, MA


02/03/1923; Leavenworth, KS; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 406 - 407  [AotW citation 15136]