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RUTHERFORD, JOHN

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Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and a personal encounter, captured his opponent.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Major) Company L, 9th New York Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Russell, St. Lawrence County, New York

Citation

Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and a personal encounter, captured his opponent.