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Sumner S. Richards of Saco was a machinist before enlisting as a sergeant in the 17th Maine's Co. I. He became a 2nd lieutenant in December 1862, a 1st lieutenant in August 1863, and captain of Co. K in March 1864.
He was wounded at Spotsylvania on May 11, 1864 and was discharged due to disability.
He returned to Saco after the war and worked as a machinist.
About This Item
- Title: Sumner S. Richards, Saco, ca. 1863
- Creator: E.H. McKenney, Biddeford
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Location: Saco, York County, ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2293, Carte de visite album
- Collection: Capt. Granville F. Sparrow Civil War collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
- Richards, Sumner S.--Portrait photographs
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