Rider, Richard

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Birth

Richard Rider was born in about 1844 in Rensselaerville, Albany county, NY.[1]

Richard Rider was born in Rensselaerville, NY on April 20, 1844, a son of James Rider and Eliza Aken[2]

Marriage & Children

Richard married at about 1875 in Rensselaerville, Adaline Lamereaux who was born in 1849[3]. They had a son, Frank Rider, who was born in 1875

Occupation

Before his enlistment in the Civil War, Richard worked as a farmer.[1]


Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville[2]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 20 April 1844[2]
Names of Parents: James (Rider) and Ann Eliza Aken[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: None[2]
Enlistment Date: 7 August 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K or Co A[1]
Wounded Date: 14 Aug 1864[1]
Wounded at: Deep Bottom[1]
Muster Out Date: 16 June 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Baltimore, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 18. He was wounded in the face on August 14, 1864.[1]" In Battles of Spotsylvania. Milford Station.Tolupotomy (Totopotomoy Creek).North Ann(North Anna). Cold Harbor. before Petersburgh. Deep Bottom. and Deep Bottom twice. Still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[2]

Born in Rensselaerville on April 20, 1844,Farmer, Dark eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5'8"tall.[4]

Sources Used: American Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com; 1890 Veterans Census; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Death

Adaline received her widow’s pension on October 13, 1888. Adalade died in 1927 and is buried at the South Berne Rural Cemetery. Richard does not have a marker there, Adaline is buried beside her son and daughter-in-law.

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. Grave marker of Adaline Lamereaux Gifford
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases