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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Richardson, Israel Bush 1815- (search)
Richardson, Israel Bush 1815- Military officer; born in Fairfax, Vt., Dec. 26, 1815; graduated at West Point in 1841; served in the Seminole War and in the war against Mexico; and became colonel of the 2d Michigan Volunteers when the Civil War broke out. He took a prominent part in the battle at Blackburn's Ford and Bull Run, at both of which he commanded a brigade. He was made a brigadier-general, and in the Peninsular campaign he commanded a division in Sumner's corps. On July 4, 1862, she was made major-general. He was in the battle of South Mountain, and in the battle of Antietam he received a wound from which he died Nov. 3, 1862.
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct., chapter 9 (search)