Sunday, April 05, 2015

Joseph Richardson Michigan.

Joseph Richardson.

Birth: 1842.
Death: 1899.

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan.

Michigan Second Color Guards, Co. C. 

Joseph Richardson, Co. C, Acting Color Sergeant. At the capture of Petersburg, Va., April 3, 1865, the 2nd Mich. Infty. being the first of the Union troops to enter the city, he had the honor of first displaying the Union colors over the Post Office and U. S. Custom House where the rebel flag had so long floated defiantly in the breeze. Promoted Sergeant and was mustered out with regiment. Died at Charlotte, Mich., Nov. 17, 1899. 

In August or September, 1864, that Joseph Richardson of Company C was appointed acting Color Sergeant, and he, with the regiment, were the first Union troops to enter Petersburg at the capture on April 3, 1865, and in his hands the Second Michigan Infantry flag was the first Union flag to wave over the post office and United States Custom House, where the rebel flag had floated so defiantly before.

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