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Lieut Mortimer Bainbridge Ruggles

Lieut Mortimer Bainbridge Ruggles

Birth
Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 8 May 1902 (aged 57)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bay Shore, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Lot 7, grave 58
Memorial ID 59506499 · View Source
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Born in Fort Wilkins, Michigan.
Son of Confederate General Daniel Ruggles.
Appointed cadet in Naval Academy but never completed.
Served on his father's staff and with Colonel John Mosby.
Assiisted John Wilkes Booth in his escape, after Booth had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Was arrested and spent time in Old Capital Prison, Washington, DC. Released under general amnesty declared by President Andrew Johnson.
Died after an operation, in St. Luke's Hospital, NYC.


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  • Created by: Seward R. Osborne
  • Added: 2 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59506499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Mortimer Bainbridge Ruggles (11 Dec 1844–8 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59506499, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Bay Shore, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Seward R. Osborne (contributor 46798812) .