Webster Joshua Richmond (1843-1863)

Kristy Rowley, a descendant of the Richmond family, sent the following information:
The following comes from page 113 of Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872 by Rev. T. H. Ball: A record of Lake County, Indiana's, Civil War dead from the Twentieth Regiment, Company B was listed in the same book on page 124: * NOTE -- Ball's Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana, also lists those in the 20th who died, correcting the spelling of three names: Griesell to Griesel, Pinckerton to Pinkerton and Torr to Farr. The Encyclopedia did not mention either Col. John Weaver or George W. Edgerton on this list, but said of the other 17 names listed, "Seventeen names without memorials."

The Cedar Creek Cemetery Index at the Lowell Public Library lists Joshua Richmond's grave as being in Row R18. According to the index, his hedstone indicates that he died July 2, 1862, at age 19 years, 11 monts and 4 days. It adds "Co B 20TH Ind Inf -- Killed in Battle in Gettysburg, PA." Since the Battle of Gettysburg actually took place in 1863, it is likely that the indexer mad an error in copying.

Last updated on August 9, 2005.

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