Roderick Nicol Matheson

Roderick Nicol Matheson

Inverness, Highland, Scotland
Death 2 Oct 1862 (aged 36)
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, USA
Memorial ID 10391262 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. A native of Scotland, he was residing in Healdsburg, California at the outbreak of the Civil War. Heading back east to New York, he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 32nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He commanded the regiment during the April 1862 Peninsular Campaign, the August 1862 Second Bull Run Campaign, and the Antietam Campaign the following September. He was killed in action at the September 14, 1862 at the Battle of Crampton's Gap, Maryland. His remains were eventually returned to his home in California.

Bio by: Susan Faught

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Col. 1 California
32 Regt. N.Y.S.V.
Died Oct. 2, 1862.
from wounds received
Sept. 14, 1862.
in Battle of Crampton Gap Md.
Aged 36 years.

Gravesite Details Upright stone marker in fair to poor condition with heavy soiling



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  • Originally Created by: Susan Faught
  • Added: 28 Jan 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roderick Nicol Matheson (28 May 1826–2 Oct 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10391262, citing Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .