The Richard Blackstone Military Papers consist of materials related to the life of Richard Blackstone, especially his service
in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 32nd Regiment, in the Civil War.
Richard Blackstone (1843-1922), born October 16, 1843 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, entered the United States military
service at the age of 20, enlisting in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 32nd Regiment. He remained with this regiment until his
honorable discharge in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Blackstone, stating his occupation as farmer, first enlisted in
1861 and joined the 32nd Regiment during its original organization in Mansfield, Ohio. Re-enlisting as a Veteran Volunteer
in 1863, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on March 29, 1864 and then to 1st Lieutenant just five months later. In June of
1865 Richard Blackstone received his final promotion to Captain. He retained this rank until his discharge from service on
July 27, 1865.
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