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H.L. Richards

H.L. Richards

Federal (USV)


Henry Lakeman Richards

(1824 - 1863)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

Age 37, from Portsmouth, NH, he enlisted there as a Private in Company F, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 30 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Ayling.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, His picture is from a photograph in the Historical Data Systems database contributed by Brian White from his collection.


02/19/1824; Portsmouth, NH


07/02/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, NH


1   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 981  [AotW citation 25029]