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Richard Walsh

Birth
Death 11 Jun 1863
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Port Hudson National Cemetery is located on the site where Union and Confederate forces were engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. Nearly 4,000 Union troops were killed and almost all were buried in the cemetery; only 600 were known.
Memorial ID 153869099 · View Source
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Richard Walsh, aka Welch was 31 when he enlisted on Sept 8, 1861 at Hudson, NY to serve a 3 year tour. Mustered in as a private Co E 91 NY INF
Killed in action June 11, 1863 during the siege of Port Hudson, LA

Port Hudson was the site of the longest siege in American history, lasting 48 days, when 7,500 Confederates resisted some 40,000 Union soldiers for almost two months during 1863. Over 2000 Union soldiers were killed during the first attempt to take the Port. Another attempt to take Port Hudson failed on June 13, when the Confederates inflicted 1,805 casualties on the Union troops. Richard died at the start of this second attemp. It wasn't until early July before the Confederates surrendered and that was only after they heard that Vicksburg had fallen.


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  • Created by: Desertthorn
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153869099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Walsh (unknown–11 Jun 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153869099, ; Maintained by Desertthorn (contributor 47408081) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Port Hudson National Cemetery is located on the site where Union and Confederate forces were engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. Nearly 4,000 Union troops were killed and almost all were buried in the cemetery; only 600 were known..