Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Photos from the Past

Almon Webster, Erwin Rider, and William Lathrop

Almon Webster, who was from Richfield, Wisconsin, enlisted and was mustered into Company E, 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on October 11, 1861; he was subsequently promoted to Sergent. He was wounded on April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee). He later died of his wound on April 26, 1862 at Keokuk, Iowa.

Erwin Rider, also of Richfield, Wisconsin, enlisted and was mustered into Company E, 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on November 18, 1861. He was killed on April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee).

William Lathrop also served in a Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Photograph and information submitted by Jaimee Hedlund. Almon Webster is Jaimee Hedlund's great great great grandfather and Erwing Rider and William Lathrop are Jaimee's great great great granduncles.


Almon Webster (Left), William Lathrop (Center), Erwin Rider (Right)