Richmond D Gager

BirthOct. 25, 1847
DeathDec. 6, 1917
CemeteryDorsey (Holt Co)
PostWashington (Dorsey)

Private Richmond D Gager

Company A, 153rd Illinois Infantry (1 year/ 1865)

Gager was born in Canada on October 25, 1847. Gager was living in Fremont (Lake County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 7, 1865. He served less than 4 months and was mustered out of the regiment on May 25, 1865.

The 153rd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Fry, Illinois on February 27, 1865. The 1-year unit was assigned to guard duty on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad in the Memphis area.

Gager died on December 6, 1917. He is buried in the Dorsey Cemetery in O’Neill (Holt County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Whitaker Post (#224) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Dorsey, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Washington Post (#335) of the GAR in Dorsey.

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