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Pvt Joseph McHenry Richardson
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Birth: 1846
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1862
Washington County
Maryland, USA

On Mar 14, 1862, at age 15 with his parents' consent, Pvt. Joseph McHenry Richardson enlisted to fight as a musician for the War for Southern Independence with Capt. Parker's Light Artillery in Richmond, VA. He was a drummer. Six months later he was killed at the Battle of Antietam, by many considered the bloodiest battle of that war. A month later, his father petitioned Richmond, VA. for 4 months/17 days back pay which he hadn't received. Five months later, his father received $54.80 - today's equivalent of approximately $150. His burial place is unknown (probably a trench in Sharpsburg, MD) 
Created by: starbug
Record added: Jun 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27555754

- Claire Wigley
 Added: Jun. 11, 2009

- starbug
 Added: Jun. 14, 2008

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