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date: 19 September 2019

Richardson, James Daniellocked

(10 March 1843–24 July 1914)
  • Leonard Schlup

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Richardson, James Daniel (10 March 1843–24 July 1914), congressman, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, the son of John Watkins Richardson, a physician and state legislator, and Augusta Mary Starnes. After attending local schools, he pursued studies at Franklin College near Nashville but withdrew before earning a degree to enlist in the Confederate army as a private. Richardson served throughout the duration of the Civil War, participating in the battles of Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro (Stones River), Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. He left military service in 1865 as adjutant of the Forty-fifth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. In 1865 he married Alabama Pippin; they raised five children....

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