Thursday, April 01, 2010

Col Richard Hanson Weightman.

Col Richard Hanson Weightman.

Birth: Dec. 28, 1816
Death: Aug. 10, 1861.

Battle of Wilson’s Creek.

Richard H. Weightman was a Civil War Confederate Officer. He served as a Colonel with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was killed during the Battle of Wilson's Creek, near Republic, Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Before the war he had served as a Delegate to the United States Congress from New Mexico Territory in 1851.

Sterling Price, give this account on Richard H. Weightman death.

Richard Hanson Weightman, colonel, commanding the First Brigade of the Second Division of the army. Taking up arms at the very beginning of this unhappy contest, he had already done distinguished services at the battle of Rock Creek, of the lamented Holloway and at Carthage, where he won unfading laurels by the display of extraordinary coolness, courage, and skill. He fell at the head of his brigade, wounded in three places, and died just as the victorious shout of our army began to rise upon the air.

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