Rufus Young King
1828 - 1911
8th Texas Cavalry Regiment
Listed as a 1st Lieutenant with the Lexington Invincibles on May 18, 1861
Mustered into Company A at Houston, TX on September 25, 1861.
Elected 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to Captain October 16, 1861.
Commanded the regiment in late December 1861 and early January 1862.
Wounded (badly broken arm) during the Sunday afternoon encounter with the enemy near the boggy ravine at Shiloh, TN on April 6, 1862.
Resigned on July 11, 1862 in Tupelo, MS due to battle wounds.
First County judge for Lee County, TX. 1874 -1878.
Moved to Bell County, TX in 1878.
Superintendent of Texas Confederate Home in Austin, TX.
His brother, Luck C. King served with him and died in Nashville, Tennessee of disease on December 5, 1861.
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