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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William James Richardson

(1828 - 1902)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Portsmouth, he enrolled and was commissioned Captain of Company D, 9th Virginia Infantry on 27 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment as senior officer present at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major, date not given, and was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was held at the Federal prison on Johnson's Island, OH until paroled on 27 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from Benjamin H. Trask's 9th Virginia Infantry (1984). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

02/29/1828; Portsmouth, VA

Death

02/05/1902; Portsmouth, VA; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA