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Richardson, John W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 43, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1819, Waterbury, VT
Death: 07/20/1873

Burial: Wait Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 67946973

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Wait Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

BIOGRAPHY

JOHN W. RICHARDSON born in Waterbury, Vt., enlisted from Waitsfleld, at the age of 43. He was with the Company from organization to muster out. He was a carriage builder at time of enlist- ment and conducted a thriving business at Waitsfleld. He was a good citizen and a good soldier. About the middle of February, 1863, he was appointed regimental post master, which position he held till we started on our march towards Gettysburg. So far as we can learn he performed the duties of this office to the entire satisfaction of all. He was twice married. First to Eugenia Joslin who died shortly before he enlisted. By her he had 3 children, Cyrus of Montpelier; Flora Richardson Benton of Vergennes and Charles W., a prosperous clothing merchant of Burlington. He married, second, Asenath Hadley. He held tor some years office of constable. He died July 20, 1873, at Waitsfleld.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 466