Union Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi



John C. Rich
Co. C
29 Mo Inf
CSA [Union]
Jan 5, 1863



This man, Private John C. Rich, was actually a Union soldier, accidentally buried with the Confederates at Soldiers' Rest.

The 29th Mo Inf was a Union regiment.
Missouri CSA had no infantry designations greater than 20.

He enrolled 20 Jul 1862 in Ironton, Mo., for a period of three years. He was age 21. He mustered in on 6 Sep 1862 in "Benton Bks" [Benton Barracks], Mo.

Pvt. Rich was "Missing in action at Chickasaw Bayou Miss Dec 29/62 supposed to have been killed."

Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Sexton's Log, pg. 18, lists a John C. Rich, Co. C, 29th Mo. Jan 5.

Fisher Funeral Home Records* lists "Rich, John C., 5 Jan 1863; Co. C 29 Mo.; V.B. Hospital; Grave 603."

*Ragland, Fisher Funeral Home Records, Vicksburg, Mississippi 1854-1867, pg. 182




John C. Rich enrolled for three years 25 Jul
1862 at Ironton, Mo., and mustered in 6 Sep
1862 at "Benton Bk's, Mo."

"Missing in action Dec 29, 1862."


Rich was missing in action at Chickasaw Bayou, Vicksburg, Miss.), and was supposed to have been killed.


Casualty sheet showing the believed date and cause of death for Pvt. John C. Rich of 29 Mo Inf, Co C. Date of death is given as Dec 29, 1862. Place of death, as Chickesaw [sic] Bayou, Miss.

Images of compiled service record cards from www.fold3.com/image/272/232663144/

Thanks to Eddy Cresap for spotting and researching this and several other Union "guests" at Soldiers' Rest.


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