|Death: ||May 22, 1886|
A Black Virginian who cast his fortunes with the Confederacy, and endured many months of weary imprisonment rather than desert his friends and comrades in their misfortune. He was an honest, industrious man, highly esteemed by his fellow Confederates. He was a member of the famous Sussex Light Dragoons. From April 1861, until the retreat from Gettysburg, Richard remained faithfully attached to the regiment. On the retreat, together with many members of the command, he was captured and carried to Fort Delaware, at which place he was confined as a prisoner for five months. He was taken to Point Lookout and kept there fourteen months, making his prison life nineteen months in all. Richard was exchanged March 1, 1865, and returned to Petersburg, where he spent the remainder of his life. Upon his death he was buried with full Confederate honors as befitting a loyal Son of the South.
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Mar 03, 2007
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