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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

First Lieutenant

Rufus King, Jr.

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Organization: 4th US Artillery

Entered Service: New York.

Birth: New York.

Date Medal Issued: 2 April 1898.

Date of Action: 30 June 1862.

Place of Action: White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va.


This officer, when his captain was wounded, succeeded to the command of two batteries while engaged against a superior force of the enemy and fought his guns most gallantly until compelled to retire.


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