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Rufus King
Birth: Jan. 26, 1814
Death: Oct. 13, 1876

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was the grandson of Rufus King, delegate to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Congress. Grandson King graduated near the top of his class at West point and was appointed an officer to the Engineer Corps in 1833. In 1861, he was appointed by President Lincoln as Minister to the Papal States of Italy, but when the Civil War broke out, he took a leave of absence to serve his country. He was appointed a Brigadier General of the Wisconsin militia on April 15, 1861 and given authorization to raise a Wisconsin Regiment. He succeeded in organizing what was known as the Wisconsin Iron Brigade but never commanded his unit in combat. In December, 1862, he was appointed as a justice on the Union Army Court Martial Board and resigned his commission in in October 1863 and resumed his Italy Ministerial post. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles King (1789 - 1867)
  Eliza Gracie King (1790 - 1825)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan McCown Eliot King (1826 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Rufus King (1838 - 1900)*
  Charles King (1844 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Gracie King Halsey (1810 - 1883)*
  Esther Rogers King Martin (1812 - 1898)**
  Rufus King (1814 - 1876)
  William Gracie King (1816 - 1882)*
  Charles King (1817 - ____)**
  Alice Consett King Paterson (1819 - 1861)**
  Archibald Gracie King (1821 - 1823)*
  Archibald Gracie King (1821 - 1823)**
  Emily Sophia King Paterson (1823 - 1853)*
  Annie Johnstone King (1827 - 1891)**
  Augustus Fleming King (1841 - 1862)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Jamaica
Queens County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 25, 2001
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Rufus King: Sir, you will be remembered as a newspaper editor, educator, U.S. diplomat, and a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War. You were the grandson of Rufus King, delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and the Constituti...(Read more)
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