CS Wortham, Richard Chandler Sr. - Lt. Ordnance Officer - Forgotten Officer Friday

Richard Chandler Wortham

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Born: August 2, 1841

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Father: Edwin Wortham 1811 – 1885
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Mother: Frances Hopkins 1820 – 1844
(Buried: Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Wife: Sallie Lewis Staples 1844 – 1899
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)
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Children:

Annie Guy Wortham Talley 1868 – 1940​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Sallie McGruder Wortham 1868 – 1971​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Richard Chandler Wortham Jr. 1871 – 1949​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Ellen Gordon Wortham 1880 – 1959​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
R. Lewis Wortham 1882 – 1888​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Private, 1st​ Company Richmond Howitzers​
1862 – 1863: Sgt detailed to Ordnance Duty in Confederate Army​
1863: Lt. and Ordnance Officer to report to Lt. General Longstreet.​
1863 – 1865: Lt. and Ordnance Officer in the Confederate Army​
1865: Paroled by the Union Army at Appomattox, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

Captain of the Richmond, Virginia Howitzers​
Grocer in Richmond, Virginia​

Died: December 28, 1895

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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