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James Monroe Ruggles
Birth: Mar. 7, 1818
Mansfield
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1901
Havana
Mason County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster at Camp Butler, Illinois in August 1861. Attached to the Department of the Missouri in 1862, he went on to the participate in the Battle of Pea Ridge, expeditions to Fayetteville, Talbot's Ferry, and General William T. Sherman's Yazoo River Expedition in Arkansas. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Illinois Volunteer Cavalry in early 1864, he led his command through the expedition of Colliersville, Tennessee to Okolona, Mississippi and operations back to Gravely Springs, Arkansas. He was brevetted Brevet Brigadier General, US Volunteer on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services" and was mustered out with his regiment at Camp Butler, Illinois on October 18, 1865. A trained lawyer long active in politics, he drafted the platform that became the basis for the Republican Party in the state off Illinois, a party that eventually produced President Abraham Lincoln. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Feild Ruggles (1825 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Albert G Ruggles (1848 - 1913)*
  James Monroe Ruggles (1856 - 1857)*
  Jessie May Ruggles (1858 - 1859)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
He served his Country four years.
 
Burial:
Bath Cemetery
Bath
Mason County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11550240
James Monroe Ruggles
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
James Monroe Ruggles
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