Daniel Richardson

BirthFeb. 25, 1841
DeathAug. 8, 1924
CemeteryCrab Orchard (Crab Orchard)
PostMason (Crab Orchard)
Unit102nd Illinois Infantry, Company A

Private Daniel Richardson

Company A, 102nd Illinois Infantry

Richardson was born on February 25, 1841 in Knoxville (Knox County), Illinois. He was living in Kelley (Warren County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 13, 1862. He was mustered on September 2, 1862 and served about 33 months. Richardson was mustered out on June 6, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 102th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Knoxville, Illinois on September 1, 1862. During Richardson’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

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

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864). Casualties were 18 killed and 4 wounded.

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountion (GA) (June 10-July 2, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

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

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Richardson died on August 8, 1924. He is buried in the Crab Orchard Cemetery in Crab Orchard (Johnson County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Mason Post (#169) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Crab Orchard.

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