According to the source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky (NARA) John Richmond was mustered in at age 37 into Company "E" 26th Kentucky Infantry on March 8, 1862 at Owensboro, Kentucky to serve for 3 years.He was a private. On May/June roll it notes he has been in Hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, absent sick, since March 25, 1862. On August 18, 1862 muster he is noted as absent without leave in Logan County, Kentucky. Still on sick roll om September/ October 1862 roll. On November/December 1862 roll it notes he is absent on furlough. He is back with company on January/February 1863 roll. On rolls until February 19, 1864 when he is mustered out so he can re-enlist in the Veteran Volunteers. Is listed as present on all rolls until November/December 1864 when he is listed as sick in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee. He died at age 40 at that hospital on January 16, 1865 of Pluro Pneumonia. He was buried on the same day. Death report states his personal belongings were sent to his wife Elizabeth Richmond resing in Gordonville, Todd County, Kentucky.
Personal Information from this record: Born in Sumner County, Tennessee. He was a farmer by occupation. He had Blue eyes. Light hair, Fair complexion, 6 foot 1 inch tall. He was a resident of Gordonville, Kentucky prior to enlistment.
Civil War pension index shows that a widows pension was applied for by the widow of John Richmond of Company "E", 26th Kentucky Infantry., on August 29, 1865. (Application # 103311 & Certificate # 97829) A pension for a minor was also applied for. (Application # 302641 & Certificate # 218010)