★★★ -Rich, Lucius Lyon

Lucius Lyon Rich:
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Born: September 1831
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Birthplace: Liberty Clay County Missouri
Father: Hiram Rich 1799 – 1862
(Buried: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery Fort Leavenworth Kansas)
Mother: Julia Ann Wilson 1815 – 1875
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum Saint Louis Missouri)
Wife: Mary Fontaine Cosby 1833 – 1881
Children:
Bradley Rich 1860 – 1872


Education:

1853: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (50th​ in class)

Occupation before War:
1853 – 1855: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. In United States Army Infantry
1853 – 1854: Garrison Duty at Newport Barracks Kentucky
1854 – 1855: Frontier Duty at Fort McIntosh Texas
1855 – 1856: Frontier Duty at Fort Clark Texas
1855 – 1859: 2nd​ Lt. In United States Army 5th​ Infantry Regiment
1856: Frontier Duty at Fort McIntosh Texas
1856: Served in Skirmish against Lipan Indians
1856 – 1857: Served in Florida against Seminole Indians
1857: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks Missouri
1857: Aide – de – camp to Brig. General Harney
1857 – 1860: Served on the Utah Expedition
1859 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. In the United States Army 5th​ Infantry Regiment
1860: Served in the March to Mexico
1860: Served in the Navajo Expedition
1860: Garrison Duty at Fort Fauntleroy New Mexico
1861: Signal Officer with the Department of New Mexico
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 13, 1861

Civil War Career:
1861: Captain in the Confederate States Regular Army
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel 1st​ Missouri Infantry Regiment
1862: Colonel of 1st​ Missouri Infantry Regiment
1862: Mortally Wounded during Battle of Shiloh


Died:
August 9, 1862
Place of Death: Okolona Mississippi
Age at time of Death: 32 years old
Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama
 

Polloco

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I'm guessing Lt. Col. Rich became commander of the 1st Missouri when it's first colonel,John S. Bowen, was captured during the Camp Jackson affair?
 

Polloco

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Rich did become regimental commander of the 1st when Bowen was promoted to brigadier general on March 14, 1862. Rich officially became a full colonel on April 1, 1862. He would be mortally wounded 5 days later at Shiloh and replaced by Lt. Colonel Amos C.Riley.
 
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