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Federal (USV)


Theodore Reichardt

(1839 - 1925)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

He mustered in Providence as Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863. He was promoted to Corporal in December 1863 and mustered out with his Battery on 17 June 1864.

After the War

He wrote and published Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer.1 His Antietam wound from Aldrich.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

His Diary is online from the Gutenberg Project.




1925; burial in North Burial Ground, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 755  [AotW citation 18679]

2   Aldrich, Thomas M., The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865, Providence: Snow & Farnham, Printers, 1904, pg. 142  [AotW citation 18680]