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Russell, Richard K.


Age: 42, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/10/64, m/i 8/10/64, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, tr to Co. F, 3d Vt, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 1823, Stowe, VT
Death: 03/30/1873

Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 112050022


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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Richard Russell, of Springfield, committed suicide last week by taking strychnine, after making an unsuccessful attempt to murder his wife. He was a man of intemperate habits, and when on a spree has attempted to take his life several times.

Source: Vermont Standard, April 11, 1873

Richard K. Russell, who attempted to kill his wife and then committed suicide last week, had been partially deranged for some months. Insanity is hereditary in the family, and his father and grandfather both committed suicide at an advanced age.

Source: Vermont Standard, April 17, 1873
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.