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Confederate (CSV)


John Henry Ruff

(1840 - 1892)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Newberry, he enlisted as 4th Corporal, Company D, 13th South Carolina Infantry on 18 April 1862 at Camp Gladden and was promoted to 5th Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Sergeant by June 1863 and elected Junior 2nd (3rd) Lieutenant on 19 July. He was sick in a hospital in Richmond, VA in November and December 1863 and in July 1864, and in Columbia, SC in September 1864, but was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, also as J. Henry Ruff, with his wound from the casualty list for the 13th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists.


06/10/1840; Newberry Distrrict, SC