John Richburg

John Richburg was born in 1837 in Germany.

John, or Johann immigrated to America and eventually settled in western Michigan. By 1860 he was working as a blacksmith and living with the Cyrus Miller family on a farm in Tallmadge, Ottawa County; two houses away lived Orlando Rowe and he too would join the Third Michigan infantry.

John was a 24-year-old blacksmith living in Tallmadge, Ottawa County with Cyrus Miller (who would enlist in Company I) when he enlisted in Company B on May 13, 1861.

“John” was killed in action on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, and presumably was among the unknown soldiers whose remains were removed from Second Bull Run to Arlington National Cemetery.

No pension seems to be available.