Private Richard L. Cramer.

Robert Gray

First Sergeant
Jul 24, 2012
Portrait of Private Richard L. Cramer of Company I, 4th Michigan Infantry, and Company A, 1st Michigan Cavalry.
Cramer was the subject of one of the most widely known Mathew Brady photographs. He enlisted in Company I of the 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry on June 20, 1861, at Adrian, Michigan, at the age of 18. He was discharged for disability on February 16, 1863. He enlisted in Company A of the 1st Michigan Cavalry on October 16, 1863, at Clinton, Michigan. He was taken prisoner at Trevilian Station, Virginia on June 11, 1864. He survived captivity and was discharged at Washington D.C. on May 29, 1865. He was a shoemaker after the war. He died of heart disease on November 6, 1894. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion, Oakland County, Michigan.
Image: National Archives 529450.
Identification from: Military images, vol. XVI, no. 3, 1994, p. 37, and Find A Grave website

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