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CIVIL WAR DIARY OF SGT. WINCHESTER BYRON RUDY
& The Life of Winchester Byron Rudy
October 17, 1861 - June 18, 1864
SIXTEENTH KENTUCKY INFANTRY
from "Union Regiments of Kentucky"
(Under the 13th Army Corps)
submitted by Gary Griffin
From October 17, 1861 until June 17, 1864, Sgt. Rudy maintained a daily diary, which is now in the possession of his great grandson, Harry T. Voige, 5150 Durham Rd. W. Columbia, Maryland 21044. It traces his travels from Maysville through eastern and central Kentucky, to eastern Tennessee, and thence to northern Georgia. What follows is a paraphrased monthly summary of places, personalities, and events as recorded in that diary. 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. On January 8, 1880, he applied for a pension.
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