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KING JR., RUFUS

king jr rufus

This officer, when his captain was wounded, succeeded to the command of two batteries while engaged against a superior force of the enemy and fought his guns most gallantly until compelled to retire.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Major) 4th U.S. Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 New York

Citation

This officer, when his captain was wounded, succeeded to the command of two batteries while engaged against a superior force of the enemy and fought his guns most gallantly until compelled to retire.