|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1864|
Enlisted in Co. B, 102nd OVI, on 29 August 1862 at age 18. On 24 September 1864, while the regiment was stationed in garrison at Decatur, AL, Richey was assigned to a detachment sent in relief of Ft. Henderson at nearby Athens, AL, which was under siege by rebel cavalry under the command of CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. After detraining, the detachment began fighting to gain the fort, and had made good progress, when the fort was unexpectedly surrendered by its commander. Forrest then forced the relief detachment to surrender as well. Richey was sent to Cahaba Prison, near Selma, AL, where he died. His remains were later moved to Marietta National Cemetery, but their location is unknown.
Marietta National Cemetery
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