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Federal (USV)


Richard Budd

(1832 - 1904)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A teamster in Foster Township, Schuykill County by 1860, he enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company K, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as Captain.

On the Campaign

Colonel Cake wrote of him at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862:

Captain Budd, Company K, also fought gallantly, leading his men bravely in the fight, capturing prisoners with his own hands.

The rest of the War

Discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate on 31 August 1863.

After the War

He operated a lumber business in Williamstown. Originally buried in the old Catholic Cemetery in Williamstown, he was reinterred about 1985.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as is an excellent postwar photograph of him. More information from Dr. Norman Gasbarro's research, posted online.


1832; County Laois, IRELAND


1904; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15347]