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John Wilson Rutledge
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Birth: 1835
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1864
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

John was the oldest of 8 children of Reverend Thomas & Julianna (Silvanus) Rutledge. In 1839 John's parents moved to Greene County, Indiana.

John married Rhoda Long on March 21, 1855 in Greene County, Indiana. In 1860 he & Rhoda lived in Indian Creek, Monroe County, Indiana & by 1862 they are living in Hobbieville, Greene County, Indiana.

John & Rhoda had 3 daughters:

Sarah Ann Rutledge Jan 29, 1856 - Apr 14, 1864

Elizabeth Alice Rutledge Holmes

Ida Corine Rutledge Jun 6, 1861 - Apr 11, 1864

On August 18, 1862 at Camp Dick Thompson in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana John mustered in as a Sergeant from Hobbieville, Greene County, Indiana. He served the Union with Co E 97th Regiment Indiana Infantry (Film# M540; Roll 66). In September 1862 he was ordered to Indianapolis & put on a train to head south to Louisville, Kentucky & onto Memphis, Tennessee where he served duty there until December 18, 1862. John fought in the siege of Vicksburg, the Battle of Atlanta, Resaca; assault on Kenesaw & the battles of Griswoldville, Bentonville, Chattanooga(Wikipedia).

Sgt., US Infantry, Civil War 
Family links: 
  Thomas Rutledge (1803 - 1884)
  Rhoda Long Rutledge Cole (1836 - 1908)
  Elizabeth Alice Rutledge Holmes (1859 - 1941)*
  John Wilson Rutledge (1835 - 1864)
  Frances Emmeline Rutledge Livengood (1848 - 1892)*
  Laura A. Rutledge (1858 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: E, 11736
Maintained by: JoAnnamae
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2993118
John Wilson Rutledge
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John Wilson Rutledge
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John Wilson Rutledge
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1st Sgt John W Rutledge died 6 Jul 1864 of a gun shot wound to the right foot. He was wounded 15 Jun 1864 at the Battle of Noonday Creek when his unit charged the CSA 14th Alabama whom they captured.
- Glenn Perry
 Added: Aug. 20, 2015

- JoAnnamae
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