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Rideout, Joseph

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Joseph Rideout grew up in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and later served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. In December 1864, Rideout joined the 22nd USCT Regiment. This regiment participated in the Battle of Richmond and later marched in President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral in April 1865. After the Confederates surrendered, the War Department sent the regiment to Texas. In October 1865, Rideout received an honorable discharge and returned to Shippensburg. Joseph Rideout died on May 18, 1920 and was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, which is located next to the house where he lived. (By Don Sailer)
Life span: 
03/22/1844 to 05/18/1920


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