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Rufus King
Birth: Mar. 21, 1838
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1900
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th United States Regular Artillery. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at White Oak Swamp Bridge, Virginia on June 30, 1862. His citation reads “This officer, when his captain was wounded, succeeded to the command of two batteries while engaged against a superior force of the enemy and fought his guns most gallantly until compelled to retire”. His artillery, consisting of 8 guns, fought off a concentrated Confederate attack on the rear guard of the Army of the Potomac, which had been retreating from Savage Station. They were the only obstacle preventing Confederate forces from rebuilding a bridge the Union Army had burned, preventing the Rebels from crossing over a river to destroy badly needed Union supplies. He and his men endured fire from over 30 Rebel artillery pieces for over 17 hours in their successful defense of the Union rear. His Medal was awarded to him on April 2, 1898. He received the brevet of Major, US Regular Army for his wartime service. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Rufus King (1814 - 1876)
 
 Sibling:
  Rufus King (1838 - 1900)
  Charles King (1844 - 1933)*
 
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Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Hillside
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: 42-Lawn Plot, Map 5
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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Rufus King
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Rufus King
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Rufus King
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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