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PVT Peter Cone Richardson, Sr

  • Birth 12 Jul 1839 Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 23 Feb 1918 Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 60212749

Served the Confederacy during the Civil War in Co. "K", 47th Regt., Bulloch Co. Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee CSA. He enlisted as a Private May 6, 1862 (Age 23) by Col. W.S. Rockwell, for the period of three years or the duration of the War. Was wounded at James Island, SC, June 10th 1862. The Roll for February 28, 1863, last on file, shows him present for duty. No later record found. The surname he gave the last name of RICHARDSON, i.e., his mother's maiden name, and due to her and his father PETER CONE never having married.

Muster Reports: Company Muster Rolls for May 6 to June 30, 1862 Absent, Wounded and in Hospital. Company Muster Rolls for July & Aug 1862 /Present Company Muster Rolls for Sept. & Oct. 1862 Present. Last paid by Capt. T.R. Hines on 8/31/1862. Company Muster Rolls for Nov & Dec 1862 Severely wounded in Battle on James Island, S.C. June 10, 1862 – left in Ga. Last paid by Capt. T.R. Hines on Oct 31, 1862. Company MusterRolls for Jan & Feb 1863 Present - sick in quarters. Last paid by Capt. Hines on Dec 31, 1862. Bounty Pay & Receipt Roll - not dated. Bounty $50.Regimental Return - July 1862. Absent - sick. Regimental Return - Nov1862, Absent with leave.

The 47th GA Infantry Regt. was organized during the winter of 1861-1862with men raised in Mitchell, Randolph, Bulloch, Chatham, Screven, Tattnall, Appling, Bryan, Liberty, and Dodge Counties. In May, 1862, the just organized 11th Georgia Battalion merged into Regimental size, andwas ordered to the Charleston area. The Regt. was later moved to Mississippi where they fought at Jackson. The 47th was than assigned to General Stovall's and J.K. Jackson's Brigade, and fought with the Army of Tennessee at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and in the Atlanta Campaign. They returned to Charleston and was active in the battles at James Island, Waynesborough, and Honey Hill, SC. The 47th was transferred to G.P. Harrison's command, and participated in the defense of Savannah and in the North Carolina Campaign.

In December, 1863, the 47th unit totaled 187 men and 124 arms, by Jan1865, there were 259 present, and by March 1865, there were 160 men left. The 47th surrendered on April 26, 1865. The Field officers were Colonels A.C. Edwards and G.W.M. Williams, Lieutenant Colonels Joseph S. Cone and William S. Phillips, and Major James G. Cone.

Married Cynthia Strickland

(special thanks to Sharlotte Donnelly for the following info) - Peter Cone Richardson was born July 12, 1839 in Bulloch County, Georgia. He died February 23, 1918 in Bulloch County. His first wife was Cynthia Ann R. Strickland with whom he had thirteen children, and his second wife was Margaret Elizabeth Bowen with whom he had two children. He is buried somewhere in Bulloch County.

  • Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Added: 17 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60212749
  • William K. Bowen
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Peter Cone Richardson, Sr (12 Jul 1839–23 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60212749, citing Peter Cone Richardson Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .