Francis B Ruff

Francis B Ruff

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Death 31 Jan 1907 (aged 84–85)
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 81163265 · View Source
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CO. D 21 IA Inf Aged 85Y
San Diego Union February 4, 1907
Ruff-In this city Feb 3, 1907, Francis Ruff of Grantville, a native of New York aged 85 years and 24 days.

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Francis' military records obtained from the National Archives indicate he was born in Wayne County, Michigan, not New York. On August 15, 1862 he enlisted at McGregor, Iowa, in a company being raised locally for the Civil War. On August 22nd he was mustered into Company D. They were mustered in as the 21st Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry on September 9, 1862. Francis served most of the time as a regimental teamster and wagon master. On November 24, 1862 he was with a wagon train travelling from Rolla to the regiment in Hartville, Missouri. That evening they were attacked. One man was killed outright and two others were fatally wounded. Francis wa among thirteen who were captured and paroled on the spot. On July 15, 1865 he was discharged with his regiment at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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  • Created by: RuffTimes
  • Added: 28 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81163265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis B Ruff (1822–31 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81163265, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by RuffTimes (contributor 47365598) .