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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Richard Napoleon Batchelder

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Corps
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 13 - 15, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Virginia, USA
Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard N. Batchelder
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard N. Batchelder
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 20, 1895
  • Born: July 27, 1832, Lake Village (Now Lakeport), Belknap County, NH, United States
  • Died: January 4, 1901, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (2-998), Arlington, VA, United States

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