(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was an 18 year old worker on his parent's farm near McElvenville, Mitchell County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 6th Georgia Infantry on 15 March 1862 at Camilla, GA.
On the Campaign
He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and was probably killed there.
The rest of the War
There is no later military record.
References & notes
Service information from Henderson,1 also as Homer Ruckley, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His status at Sharpsburg also seen in a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists, who have his death during the war, and the US Census of 1860.
c. 1842; Decatur County, GA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 27803]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27804]