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Israel B. Richardson
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General Israel B. Richardson
Nickname(s) Fighting Dick
Born (1815-12-26)December 26, 1815
Fairfax, Vermont
Died November 3, 1862(1862-11-03) (aged 46)
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Place of burial
Oak Hill Cemetery
Pontiac, Michigan
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1841 – 1855; 1861 – 1862
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
Commands held 1st Division, II Corps, Army of the Potomac
Battles/wars Second Seminole War
Mexican–American War
American Civil War

Israel Bush Richardson (December 26, 1815 – November 3, 1862) was a United States Army officer during the Mexican–American War and American Civil War, where he was a major general in the Union Army. Nicknamed "Fighting Dick" for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

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