Isaac Riley Rathbun

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 02 February 1842

Died 22 November 1924

Buried Moore Prairie Cemetery, Chautauqua County Kansas


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Photo courtesy of Judy Mayfield

Private Rathbun was promoted to Corporal by the time he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Antietam on September 17th, 1862. He later would be discharged from the service because of this wound.


After the war he worked as a barber and also a farmer. Oil was discovered on his land and he became a wealthy man.


He filed for a pension in 1863.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mueller