Sumner S. Richards, Saco, ca. 1863

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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.

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  • 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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