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Winchester Byron Rudy Civil War Diary

October 17, 1861 - June 17, 1864

Accession Number: 1998MS003

Diary: 1861-1864. 1 volume

Sample Diary Entries:

April 12 - 22, 1863
September 2 - 5, 1863
January 26 - 31, 1864
May 14 - 16, 1864
May 16 - 19, 1864
May 27 -30, 1864

Biography

Winchester Byron Rudy was born on March 27, 1840, in Maysville, Kentucky, which is in Mason County. He enlisted in Company "C" of the 16th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, and served in the army until January 27, 1865. The 16th Kentucky was mustered into U.S. (Union) service on January 27, 1862. In January 1864, he was reassigned to the 13th Kentucky, 23rd Army Corps for which he served in a Division headquarters' position until his discharge.

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