Thomas Ruffin, Jr.(1824 - 1889)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th North Carolina Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Before the Civil War, he was an attorney in Wentworth, NC, and a Superior Court judge.
In the Antietam Campaign:
At Fox's Gap on South Mountain on September 14 he was in command of the Regiment due to the sickness of Colonel Scales.
He reported that "Owing to an accident, I was not able to command the regiment on the 17th, and, therefore, have the honor to call your attention to the accompanying report form Captain Hyman, who commanded on that day."
After the War:
He was later (1881-85) Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. His father had been NC Chief Justice.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Ruffin Family geneology site; and
Thomas Ruffin Papers, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, summary online..
Duncan McRae was a cousin of Thomas Jr, and lived with the Ruffin family for several years after his own mother's death. Ruffin's brother John Kirkland Ruffin was an assistant surgeon of the 5th Regiment N.C. Troops.
|Birth Date: 9/21/1824 Place of Birth: Hillsboro, NC |
College: U of North Carolina Graduating Year: 1844
Death Date: 5/23/1889 Burial Place: St. Matthew's Ch, Hillsboro, NC
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