Richard Stapleton, Civil War Soldier


Richard Stapleton
Born in Ireland,_Son of John Stapleton,_by occupation a Harness Maker,_Unmarried,_at the age of 19 enlsited for three years in the 113th Regiment of Infantry, N.Y. Vols._
Enlisted in August, 1862, and went in camp of organization at Albany, N.Y.
Moved to Washington, and thence to Fort Pennsylvania._January 1863, the regiment was changed to 7th Regiment of Heavy Artillery, N.Y. Vols_and were ordered to Fort Kearney, as a part of the garrison._Rank Private with no subsequent changes. He participated in several of the battles and skirmishes of the campaign in Virginia in 1861. Jan 16, 1864 was taken prisoner by the rebels in front of Petersburgh and sent to Andersonville, Ga. Where was confined till 28 April, 1865. At that date was released.
Stapleton was discharged Jan 23, 1865
He rec’d one furlough which in the service, for fifteen days, from 10th to 25th April, 1864. From date of arrival at Defenses of Washington till May 1864, continued on garrison duty there.
1906 Resides Pittsfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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