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.