Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
1843 at Maine
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fremont, OH
The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July
03, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
June 03, 1864 at the age of 21
Richmond was one of 63 men who was awarded the Medal of Honor
for heroism in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 -
3, 1863. Because of its advanced position along the Emmitsburg
Road on the last day of that battle, Private Richmond's regiment
was one of the first Union elements hit by Pickett's Charge. As
the enemy lines passed to the left of the 8th Ohio Infantry, the
regiment changed front and fired into the enemy's flank. When
the rebel assault stalled, the Union forces charged. In that
charge Private Richmond captured an unidentified Confederate
flag. In all, in this action, soldiers of the 8th Ohio Infantry
earned two Medals of Honor for the capture of three Confederate
flags, and captured nearly 200 prisoners.