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Sgt Gorham Righter
Birth: Feb. 28, 1839
Kenilworth
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Soldier. Serving in Company C, 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infanty during the Civil War, he enlisted as a Private on August 2,1862, and by April 1863 he had risen to Sergeant. His war came to an end on a hot summer's day at a small town in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg. He was killed near the Klingel House near Emmittsburg Road with his Regiment while holding back an Confederate attack on July 2, 1863. He was buried where he fell until the Gettysburg National Cemetery was opened in November of 1863 were he was reburied in the New Jersey Area, Section D Grave Number 7. Misidentified as "James B. Rister", he now lies under a marker that does not give his correct name. If your ever in Gettysburg go look him up because after reading this your no longer strangers. The attached photo of Sergeant Righter was taken in early 1863 and the photographer was DeCamp and Crane, No. 202 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey. His ID is in old ink on the back, and is from my Personal Collection. The staining on the image is rust caused by a rusting Tin Type resting against it. (Additonal information provided by Russ Dodge). 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: New Jersey Plot, Section D, Grave 7
 
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5131620
Sgt Gorham Righter
Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
Sgt Gorham Righter
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Sgt Gorham Righter
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
 
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