Massillon in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Private William R. Richardson
Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Erected 2005 by Ohio Society of Military History, Inc, Greater Stark County Veterans Memorial Fund, Massillon Cemetery Association, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-76.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 46.572′ N, 81° 30.9′ W. Marker is in Massillon, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on Erie Street. Click for map. The marker is near the entrance to Massillon Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1827 Erie Street, Massillon OH 44646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Robert Pinn (here, next to this marker); Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Firehouse Fire Alarm Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Young People's Christian Association (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Little Steel Strike of 1937 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Nobles Pond (approx. 5.7 miles away); Inventor Henry Timken (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Massillon.
Regarding Private William R. Richardson. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION:
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 2d Ohio Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered service at: Washington, Ohio. Birth: Cleveland, Ohio. Date of issue: 7 April 1866. Citation: Having been captured and taken to the rear, made his escape rejoined the Union lines, and furnished information of great importance as to the enemy's position and the approaches thereto
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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