RICHARDSON, WILLIAM R. - Medal of Honor Recipient

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)