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Corp George Richards

Corp George Richards

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 1908 (aged 75–76)
Burial East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Section M Lot 31
Memorial ID 23624280 · View Source
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Inscription: Corp. Co. H 22nd RGT. Mass. Vol.

According to the 1890 Veterans Schedule, George enlisted on 06 September 1861 and was discharged on 16 October 1864 having served 3 yrs 1 mo & 10 dys.

Husband of Harriet Chesley. Also on this stone are the names of two of their children, Virginia F. and Howard S.

He was listed as a blacksmith on the 1900 census with he and his wife having had 3 children with one living. They had another son, George H who was age 20 in 1880 and was a musician.

Military information:
Biographical data and notes:
- Last known address: Haverhill, MA

Enlistment:
- Residing in Haverhill, MA at time of enlistment
- 29 years of age at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Sep 6 1861 as Corporal

Mustering information:
- Enlisted into H Company, 22nd Infantry (Massachusetts) on Sep 6 1861
- Mustered out from 22nd Infantry (Massachusetts) on Oct 17 1864 at Boston, MA

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) membership:
- Major Howe Post (Massachusetts Post No. 47), Haverhill, Massachusetts

Sources for the above information:
- Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War, (Adjutant General)
- GAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent), (Heritage Books, Inc)

Note: In 2007 this stone was so dirty that one could barely read the dates. October 2008: A heartfelt thank you to Jenny of Girl Scout Troop 10298 and her Mother, Paula for cleaning this stone.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: D. J. Goldman
  • Added: 29 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23624280
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George Richards (Jan 1832–1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23624280, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .