Vol. VII, Episode 16

Civil War General Israel "Fighting Dick" Richardson

General Israel B. Richardson

Israel B. Richardson was one of the few men to enter the Civil War with a nickname. “Fighting Dick” was a sobriquet earned in hard fighting in the War with Mexico. Relatively unknown today, this West Point graduate was very well known in the army during the Civil War and his untimely death hurt the Union War effort. Join staff historian Andrew Roscoe along with historians Jack Mason and Brian James Egen to learn more about this fascinating man’s life!

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