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Federal (USV)


Rufus H. Belding

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company H.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Age 18, an axe maker from East Douglas on enlistment in May 1861. Promoted Corporal 2 February 1864, and wounded again at the WIlderness, VA in May 1864.


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 182 - 183  [AotW citation 5850]