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Federal (USV)


Webster Ruckman

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Saline, MI, he enlisted on 6 August 1862 in Ypsilanti and mustered as Private, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry on 19 August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Record of Service.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1838; Washtenaw County, MI


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Saline, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 89  [AotW citation 20211]