★★★ -Radford, Richard Carlton Walker

Richard Carlton Walker Radford:
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Born: July 8, 1822
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Birthplace: Bedford County Virginia
Father: William Carlton Radford 1787 – 1861
Mother: Elizabeth Moseley 1785 – 1858
Wife: Octavia DuVal 1829 – 1877
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Wife: Fannie Calloway Steptoe 1840 – 1926
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery Lynchburg Virginia)
Children:
Edward Washington Radford Unknown – 1869
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Richard Carlton Walker Radford Jr. 1849 – 1849
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Octavia Duval Radford 1851 – 1851
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Carlton Radford 1852 – 1855
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
du Val Radford 1856 – 1932
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Infant Daughter Radford 1858 – 1858
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Richard Carlton Walker Radford Jr. 1860 – 1922
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Octavia Duval Radford 1864 – 1865
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Octavius Loxley Clark Radford 1870 – 1935
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Octavia Duval Radford 1874 – 1874
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery Forest Virginia)
Thomas Steptoe Radford 1882 – 1899
(Buried: Presbyterian Cemetery Lynchburg Virginia)

Education:
Attended Virginia Military Institute
1845: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (31st​ in class)

Occupation before War:
1845 – 1846: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army 1st​ Dragoons
1845 – 1846: Frontier Duty in Evansville Arkansas
1846 – 1847: Frontier Duty at Fort Smith Arkansas
1846 – 1848: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army 1st​ Dragoons
1847: Frontier Duty at Fort Washita Indian Territory
1847: Frontier Duty at Fort Scott Kansas
1847 – 1848: Participated in the Mexican War
1848 – 1849: Garrison Duty Cavalry School of Practice
1848 – 1855: 1st​ Lt. In the United States Army 1st​ Dragoons
1849 – 1853: on Leave of Absence for United States Army
1853: Frontier Duty at Fort Jones California
1855 – 1856: Captain United States Army 1st​ Dragoons
1856: Resigned from United States Army on November 30, 1856
1856 – 1861: Farmer in Lynchburg Virginia

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd​ Virginia Cavalry Regiment
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Manassas Virginia
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 1st​ Virginia State Line Regiment
1864 – 1865: Captain & Assistant Adjutant & Inspector General

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1886: Farmer at Rothsay Plantation in Bedford Co. Virginia


Died:
November 2, 1886
Place of Death: Rothsay Plantation Bedford County Virginia
Age at time of Death: 64 years old
Burial Place: St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery Forest Virginia


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