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

William E Richey

Details
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    15th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 19, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
Citation
While on the extreme front, between the lines of the combatants single-handedly he captured a Confederate major who was armed and mounted.
Medal of Honor Recipient William E. Richey
Medal of Honor Recipient William E. Richey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 9, 1893
  • Born: 1841, Athens County, OH, United States
  • Died: June 21, 1909, Harveyville, KS, United States
  • Buried: Harveyville Cemetery (PM) , Harveyville, KS, United States
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