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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.
b. 3, bap. 5 May, 1765; Thomas, b. 10, bap. 14 June, 1767; a son, stillborn, 8 Oct. 1769; Hannah, b. 3, bap. 16 Feb. 1772, m. Isaac Hill, and rem. in 1798 to Ashburnham-parents of Gov. Isaac Hill of New Hampshire, who was born eldest of a family of nine children, 6 Apr. 1789, in the house where his gr.—father Walter Russell, and his immediate ancestors, lived and died—(see p. 260)—she d. 1 Mar. 1847, a. 75; Nathaniel, b. 15, bap. 17 Apr. 1774; John, b. 28 Aug., bap. 1 Sept. 1776, rem. to Fairfax, Vt.; Joseph. b. 14, bap. 21 Mar. 1779, rem. to Marblehead; a dau. stillborn, 17 Feb. 1782. See Wyman, 838, 839, 840. 12. Philemon, s. of Joseph (4), was adm. Pct. ch. 21 Apr. 1782, and d. 31 May, 1797, a. 57 (g. s.), or June 2 (Fiske). Elizabeth, his wid., d. 22 Oct. 1825, a. 86 (g. s.). He m. Elizabeth Wyman, of Woburn, at Medford, 28 June, 1764. Had Philemon R.; Elizabeth, d. 22 Apr. 1778, a. 7 yrs. (g. s.); Jesse (s. of Philemon, now Woburn ), bap. here 9 July, 1775; Susanna, b. 13,