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Book by Local Author Inducted into the Library of Congress



A new book by Lewisburg author Nancy Richmond, William Cody Richmond – Revolutionary War Soldier, was recently inducted into the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

The book is an historical biography about William Cody Richmond (1752-1850) who lived in Greenbrier, Summers and Raleigh counties. William Richmond enlisted in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He served at Fort Savannah (now Lewisburg) in 1775 and at Fort Randolph at Point Pleasant in 1776.

William Richmond had the distinction of being one of the few Revolutionary War soldiers to live long enough to have his picture taken when daguerreotype photography became popular.

A copy of the original photograph appears on the cover of the book. In 1832, a pension hearing was held at the Greenbrier County Courthouse in Lewisburg where William Richmond gave sworn testimony to his years of service and was granted a yearly stipend by the U.S. government.

Nancy Richmond, a certified genealogist and historian, has had several of her books accepted into the Library of Congress Reading Rooms. In May, she submitted two copies of the book to the Library to be researched by their experts to insure they qualified to be inducted into the General Reading Room of the Washington Library. She was notified in August that the book was accepted.

“William Cody Richmond – Revolutionary War Soldier” is available from the author’s website and at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and many other internet book stores.

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