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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Newman M. Ruff

(1839 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company H, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 15 April 1861 in Lowndesboro. He transferred/was consolidated into Company G on 1 May 1862 and was promoted to 4th Sergeant by July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 as First Sergeant, and was absent, recovering, through the end of the year.

After the War

In 1900 he was managing an orange grove and living with his brothers James and Ransom in Inverness, FL, and he had retired there by 1910.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His 1864 service from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (2019), as Newman R. Ruffle. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1900 and 1910.

He married Sarah E. May in September 1868 in Lowndes County, AL.

Birth

11/1839

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=175449  [AotW citation 25595]