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Richard Dillon

Birth
Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Death 11 Apr 1881 (aged 48–49)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section C, Range 4, Lot 33
Memorial ID 19062 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He first served in the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company B in the 115th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He lost an arm from wounds he received at the Battle of Chancellorsville (May 3, 1863), and was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. He then served as a Captain in first the 14th Veterans Reserve Corps, then the 12th Veterans Reserve Corps. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". His brevet was not commissioned after its appointment, but it was confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1869 in the last batch of Civil War brevet promotions issued.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19062
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Dillon (1832–11 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19062, citing Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .