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R. King, Jr.
R. King, Jr.

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant

Rufus King, Jr.

(1838 - 1900)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Battery Officer
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Batteries A and C

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company F, 7th New York Militia, and served from April to July 1861. He then was appointed 2nd and 1st Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery. He served with combined Batteries A and C, including command at White Oak Swamp in June 1862, for which action he was later awarded the Medal of Honor.

The remainder of the War:
He was honored by Brevet to Captain for "gallant and meritorious service at the battle of White Oak Swamp", and Major in 1865 for "good conduct and gallant service during the War".

After the War:
He was promoted to Captain 4 April 1869, and was honorably mustered out of the Army on 1 January 1871.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service summary from Heitman.1

He was a son of BGen. Rufus King. His photograph from a group of officers of the "Horse Artillery" taken at Culpeper, VA in September 1863 (USAMHI).

More on the Web:
A photo of his gravesite is online.

Birth Date: 03/21/1838    Place of Birth: New York City, NY    
Death Date: 03/18/1900    Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ



Notes

1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 600  [AotW citation 389]



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