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"Let the record be made of the men and things of to-day, lest they pass out of memory to-morrow and are lost. Then perpetuate them not upon wood or stone that crumble to dust, but upon paper, chronicled in picture and in words that endure forever." --Kirkland

Richard Gainor
1845 - unknown

Richard Gainor was born March 17, 1845, in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. He enlisted at Woodstock, IL, in Company H of the 16th Illinois Cavalry as a Private on December 9, 1862. He was discharged at the close of the war on August 19, 1865, at Nashville, TN. On December 10, 1903, he applied for admission to the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy, IL. His admission paperwork states he was a resident of Morris, Grundy County, IL. He was not married, had two children, ages 31 and 34. Hattie James of Elmore County, AL, is listed to receive notification in the event of his death. Kidney trouble and an old wound in his right foot were listed as his disabilities for admission. He was admitted December 10, 1903, registered number 6581, cottage number 15. He received a pension under certificate # 326837, $12.00/month. He was discharged from the Home on Oct 13, 1904; Oct 21, 1912; and Mar 7, 1914.

Please click on the links below to view images of Mr. Gainor's file from the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy, IL. You will need the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.

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