1096……..(Born Vt.)                Israel B. Richardson                   (Ap’d Vt.)…………38

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 30, 1841.

          Served:   in the Florida War, 1841-42; in garrison at Ft. Stanbury, Fla., 1842, -- and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842-43; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1843-44, 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, --

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

Siege of Very Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20,

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847;

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 13, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Condct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Merx.)

in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1848-49, -- March to El Paso, 1849, -- Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1849, -- Scouting, 1849, -- Ft. bliss, Tex., 1850, -- conducting Recruits to Texas, 1851, -- Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1851-52, -- Ft. Webster, N. M.,

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Mar. 5, 1851)

1852,  -- Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1852-53, -- Ft. Webster, N. M., 1853-54, -- and Ft. Thorn, N. M., 1854.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1855.

          Civil History. – Farmer, Pontiac, Mich., 1855-61.

          Military History. – Served during the rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-62:  in command of Regiment, May 25, to July 2, 1861, and of

(Colonel, 2d Michigan Volunteers, May 25, 1861)

Brigade, July 2, 1861, to Mar. 14, 1862, in the defenses of Washington,

(Brig.-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 17, 1861)

D. C., and the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in command of Division (Army of the Potomac), in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Aug. 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, -- Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, -- Battle of Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, -- and the Seven Days’ Operations before Richmond, including the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; and in the Maryland campaign  (Army of the Potomac),

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, July 4, 1862)

Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, -- and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was Mortally Wounded.

Died of Wounds, Nov. 3, 1862, at Sharpsburg, Md.:  Aged 47.


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