Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Private E-1
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)

Confederate Army

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Sixth Infantry (Ch-F)

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Service Start Date

12 Mar 1862

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Private E-1

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Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Served For

United States of America

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Biographical Sketch

    Private Richard Freeman was born ca. 1837.

    He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.  He was present with the company until September 3rd, 1862 when he was detached for service as a wagoneer.

    After this assignment, he returned to the company and was present with it until April 11th, 1863 when he was assigned to service with the city police at Knoxville, Tennessee.  He was again detailed as a wagoneer on June 25th, this time in service to the 6th Florida Regiment.

    He was reported absent sick between June 25th an October 31st, 1863, but returned to the company to be assigned extra duty near Chickamauga, Georgia from November 1st through 28th 30th, 1863.

    He obtained a furlough of 30 days beginning on November 28th, but was reported absent without leave before the end of December.  He did return to the company in January, but was ordered hospitalized by Surgeon’s Certificate on February 21st, 1864.

    He was again hospitalized on May 23rd, 1864 at the Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia, being afflicted with fistula-in-ano.[1]

    Private Freeman was transferred to a hospital at Columbus, Georgia on May 28th, 1864; he apparently succumbed to his affliction, and was reported interred in a local cemetery.

    [1] An anal fistula (also commonly called fistula-in-ano) is frequently the result of a previous or current anal abscess.  See American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Michael Buckmire, MD, FACS, FASCRS,

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