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Ruggles, Homer R.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 10/7/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 11/18/61, pr SGT, wdd, 5/30/63 (gsw lt side), m/o 11/18/64

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VITALS

Birth: 09/15/1833, Roxbury, VT
Death: After 1890


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/7/1864
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Pittston, PA, 1890 Census

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Homer Ruggles, Marcus Rice

St. Albans Daily Messenger

ST. ALBANS, VT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1900

OLD COMRADES MEET.

Served together in first Vermont cavalry in Civil War.

Homer Ruggles, of Pittston, Pa., is the guest of Marcus M. Rice, of Brown ave., a comrade in the Civil War. They served together three years as members of the same company in the first Vermont cavalry, and many a time have slept under the same blanket and drank from the same canteen.

The present visit of Mr. Ruggles with Mr. Rice is their first meeting since they were mustered out of the United States service, 35 years ago.

Mr. Ruggles still carries a bullet in his body as a souvenir of a personal encounter with the Confederate guerrilla leader, John S.

Mostly, himself, upon the occasion of the Vermont boys capturing a cannon from Mosby near the little town of Greenwich, Va.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.