★★★ Rich, Lucius Lyon

Lucius Lyon Rich

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Born: September 1831

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
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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
 
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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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