Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientAs a member of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry that fought at the Battle of Sailor's Creek in Virginia on April 6, 1865, the last major battle of the Civil War, Private William Richardson was personally recommended by General Phillip Sheridan to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery. Private Richardson was the only survivor of an eight man recon group sent to investigate the strength and position of the Confederate troops. His information was invaluable toward the defeat of the enemy forces that day. Private Richardson is buried with his comrades by the Civil War Soldiers Monument.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.|
|Placed By||Ohio Society of Military History, Inc, Greater Stark County Veterans Memorial Fund, Massillon Cemetery Association, The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 456541 N 4514041|
|Decimal Degrees||40.77620000, -81.51500000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 46.572', W 81° 30.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 46' 34.32" N, 81° 30' 54.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1801-1841 Erie St S, Massillon OH 44646, US|
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