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Capt Benjamin Wood Richards, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1831
Death: Dec. 16, 1908
Hammonton
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as a Captain, US Volunteers on April 1862, and was detailed as an additional Aide-de-Camp, serving on the staff of Brigadier General James B. Ricketts. He served until he resigned on March 10, 1865. He received brevets of Major, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864 for "conspicuous gallantry through the campaign under General Grant at the Monocacy and in the Shenandoah Valley under General Sheridan" and Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the field during the war".

On March 7, 1907 he filed for a United States Army Pension (Application #1360047, Certificate #1135103).

He was the son of former Philadelphia Mayor Benjamin Woods Richards. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Wood Richards (1797 - 1851)
  Sarah Ann Lippincott Richards (____ - 1862)
 
 Siblings:
  Augustus Henry Richards (1830 - 1880)*
  Benjamin Wood Richards (1831 - 1908)
  Charles Everett Richards (1841 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section I, Lot 133-135, 137 & 138
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50179044
Capt Benjamin Wood Richards, Jr
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Capt Benjamin Wood Richards, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Capt Benjamin Wood Richards, Jr
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