BATCHELDER, RICHARD N. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, 2d Corps.
Place and date:   Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Va., 13-15 October 1863.

Entered service at:   Manchester, N.H. Born: 27 July 1832, Meredith, N.H.

Date of issue:   20 May 1895.

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.

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)