Richard R. Chaddick
Pvt. Richard R. Chaddick
Webmaster's 2nd Great-grandfather

When I started this page I never dreamed it would lead me to locate and obtain a picture of my 2nd great-grandfather Richard Chaddick but thanks to a long lost cousin who visited the site I have had this dream come true. Richard Chaddick was a member of Company C of the 7th Mississippi and was named to recieve the Confederate Medal of Honor for his actions at the battle of Murfreesboro.

Many thanks go to my new found cousin Danny Chadrick of Port Authur, Texas for providing the picture of Richard Chaddick seen above. If you need to contact Danny just CLICK HERE

For more information on Richard Chaddick and the CMoH visit our Medal of Honor page.

Richard R. Chaddick was born in Amite County, Mississippi, in 1832. His father was a veteran of the War of 1812. He married Sarah Jane Johns in November 1855 at Vernon, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Richard was working as an overseer when war broke out. He joined the Amite Rifles in April, 1861 at Liberty, Mississippi. Richard was often given extra duty as a teamster and a blacksmith. At the Battle of Murfreesboro, a.k.a. Stones River, he was wounded "in front of the lines". For these actions he was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor. He was with his regiment when they were surrendered in North Carolina. After the war Richard lived for a time in what is now Beauregard Parish. He later moved to St. Landry Parish where his daughter, Laura, married John Franklin Roberts. His widow applied for a Confederate pension in November of 1900. The official cause of death, as submitted by his widow, was dropsy due to exposure incurred during the war. Richard's wife Sarah Jane, was a cousin to Benjamin F. Johns, original Captain of the Amite Rifles. Richard died May 3, 1900 and is buried beside Sarah Jane at Chaney/Oldfield cemetery north of Bayou Chicot, Louisiana. Sadly, this cemetery has been the victim of multiple acts of vandalism and some reports say even timber companies abused the cemetery. Only five stones remain as of January, 2004. A tragic end to the final resting place of a true hero.