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Federal (USV)


Richard Standiford, Jr.

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 17 year old apprentice machinist living with his parents and 2 siblings in Trenton, NJ. He enlisted and mustered in as a Corporal in Company D, 42nd New York Infantry (probably on 22 June), and transferred to Company G on 23 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 His burial is listed in the History 2 as Richard Stanford. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 and 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Maria Shaw (1844-1914) in December 1860 and they had a son Richard (1862-1925).


c. 1843 in MD


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8586]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, New York, p. 111  [AotW citation 30100]