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William E. Richey
Birth: Jun. 1, 1841
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1901
Harveyville
Wabaunsee County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Athens County Ohio, he served as a Corporal in Company A, 15th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. At the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19, 1863, Confederate forces had advanced to the extreme front of the Union lines. Corporal Richey was between the lines of the combatants when he single-handedly captured a Confederate Major who was armed and mounted. By taking the charging enemy's commanding officer, Corporal Richey denied the attacking Confederate forces of leadership. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the medal of Honor on November 9, 1893. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Jane Miller Richey (____ - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Mary L. Colgate (____ - 1945)*
  Annie M. Richey (1881 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harveyville Cemetery
Harveyville
Wabaunsee County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.79707, -95.96922
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6403654
William E. Richey
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William E. Richey
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William E. Richey
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016
May God's light shine upon you for all eternity.
- Topeka Chapter and John Haupt Chapter NSDAR
 Added: Jun. 4, 2015
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- Ceme-Terry Photographer
 Added: Apr. 8, 2015
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