(1841 - 1920)
Home State: Mississippi
Education: U of Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 20 year old student at the University of Mississippi, Class of 1864, from Holmes County, he enlisted as Private in the "University Blues" - Company A, 11th Mississippi Infantry at Camp Jones, VA on 1 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and captured.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated by Federal surgeons, date and place not given. He was released on 3 November and was discharged for disability at Winchester, VA to date from 21 October 1862.
After the War
He lived in Lexington, MS and was a member of the board of supervisors and County Treasurer.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database and The University Greys.1 Amputation detail from the MSHWR.2 College detail from the Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Mississippi (1894). Richard was a member of the Phi Sigma fraternity and debate Society at the University. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
11/10/1841; Holmes County, MS
03/26/1920; Holmes County, MS; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, MS
1 Brown, Maud Morrow, The University Greys: Company A, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865, Richmond, VA: Garrett and Massie, Inc., 1940, pp. 21, 72 [AotW citation 21334]
2 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 559 [AotW citation 21335]