- Birth Date
- 11 October 1808
- Death Date
- 16 September 1872
He was part of one of the Mormon Battalion sick detachments before he returned eastward. He headed back across the plains to the Valley in 1849.
- Age at Departure: 38
- Age at Departure: 40
- Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1849, 5E.
- Richards, Silas, Journals 1846 May-1855 July, fd. 1, 1-36.
- Richards, Silas, Reminiscences and journal [ca. 1849-1871], 3-12.
- Richards, Silas, to Brigham Young, 24 Aug. 1849, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 31, box 21, fd. 17.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, , 20-28, 238-40.