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—05/18/1920

Life Summary

Full name
  Joseph Rideout
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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