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Federal (USV)


Richard A. Van Moll

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 21 year old shoemaker living in Newburyport when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861. He had previously served in Company A of the 8th Massachusetts infantry - a 3-month unit.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 212 -213  [AotW citation 2724]