The Fourth of July is this week so when the theme was Independence I immediately though of those in my family who fought in the Revolutionary War. I have previous blogged about my third and fourth grandfathers, Abiathar Richards, Sr. and Abiathar Richards, Jr. and their brother, Abel Richards—all who fought for freedom. Now I am going to add another brother to that list, my uncle, John Richards.
Regiment which marched o
n the alarm of April 19, 1775 and served 9 days.
I would like to talk to John about his service. Just what did he do? Were any of his brothers or other relatives serving in the same units? How hard was it to maneuver the cannon into place?