1LT Richard H Webb

1LT Richard H Webb

Death 2 Jun 1864 (aged 23)
Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 77791920 · View Source
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Lt. Richard H Webb (born July 4, 1840)
He is memorialized in A Delaware Military History Chronology and A History of the Military Life of Harlan Gause, Union regiment captain.

Jun 2, 1864, 2nd Lt. Richard H. Webb, Company I, 4th Delaware Volunteers was the first one killed on the way to the battle of Cold Harbor. Picture at University of Delaware http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/photography/family_stories.html

The many engagements and services participated in by the Regiment were the following at which Captain Gause was present:

The 4th Regiment Delaware Volunteers was placed in the defenses of Washington D.C. about November of 1862. It was from thence sent to Glouchester Point, Va., during the Christmas Holidays, and joined the command of Major-General E.D. Keys. The Regiment was in the Campaign against Richmond, Va., and on the peninsula above Yorktown from early in June 1863, at which time dispatches from Washington recalled the Regiment to Yorktown.

From this point the Regiment was sent to Washington, D.C. with the view of protecting the capitol, and from thence to Fairfax C.H., Va., on outpost duty of the same character, during the Fall and Winter of 1863, and until the Spring of 1864. In May of 1864, the Regiment was ordered to join the Army of the Potomac, and took the transports at Alexandria, Va., and proceeded to a point on the Rappahannock River, from whence it marched and joined the Army of the Potomac in time to participate in the battle of Bethesda Church, Va., on June 2 and 3, 1864. In this engagement, Lieutenant Richard H. Webb of his company was killed. . The Regiment was in the battle at Cold Harbor on the ensuing two days.

Curiously, Richard H. Webb III was born on June 2, 1920, exactly fifty-six years later. He lived to age 94 on Oct 30, 2014.

Richard H Webb II was awarded a medal by Queen Victoria.

Attached resolution commemorated his death.
Member #3444 Jan 13,1919 The Marine Society of the City of New York, in the Province of New York.
Instituted in the year 1769 among Revolutionary war captains, the regular membership being composed entirely of seafarers, all of whom are Captains or Officers of merchant vessels under the United States flag.
George Washington became an honorary member in 1783. (search this truly historical archive below)

Submitted by Richard H Webb IV Miami, Florida

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  • Added: 7 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77791920
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Richard H Webb (4 Jul 1840–2 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77791920, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Penny (contributor 47503665) .