Daniel Raichart

BirthJan. 14, 1848
DeathOct. 27, 1938
CemeteryRose Hill (Stratton)
Unit129th Indiana Infantry, Company D

Private Daniel Raichart

Company D, 129th Indiana Infantry

Raichart (also spelled Rihart) was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on January 14, 1848. He was residing in Columbia City (Whitley County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 7, 1864. Raichart served a little over 15 months before his discharge on June 24, 1865.

The 129th Indiana Infantry was organized at Kendallsville and Michigan City, Indiana between December 16, 1863 and March 1, 1864. During Raichart’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Assault at Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Operations against General Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Raichart died on October 27, 1938 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.