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BATCHELDER, RICHARD

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Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster (highest rank: Brigadier General) 2d Corps

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Lake Village (Now Lakeport), Belknap County, New Hampshire

Citation

Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.