Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Silas Rutledge

Kansas Counties  Histories.

SILAS RUTLEDGE, farmer, Section 34, P. O. Eldridge, was born in Charlotte, Dickson Co., Tenn., in 1837; is a son of David and Ann (Harris) Rutledge; was married, in 1861, to Miss Maria Huffman. His wife died in 1864. Married in 1866, to Mrs. Martha L. Brannen. His second wife died in 1867, and he was married, in 1868, to Miss Olive P. Smith, daughter of Bowen and Lucinda (Wing) Smith; came to Kansas in 1870, and located on the farm where he now resides; owns 400 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stock raising; has 163 acres under cultivation; was in the War of the Rebellion; enlisted, in 1862, in the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regular Illinois Volunteers, Company E; was in the battles of Chickamauga, Resaca, Nashville, and other engagements of his command; was wounded at Resaca in May, 1864; was in the hospital five months; was mustered out in 1865; has been Treasurer of Union Township for four years; member of the School Board three years; is a member of the Old Settlers' Association of Sedgwick County.

Illinois 115th., Infantry Regimental History.

 RUTLEDGE, SILAS ; was born in Dixon County, Tenn., May 5, 1837, but was reared in Christian County, Ill., The country being sparcely settled, he had very few opportunities for an education, except in farm work. He enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company E, at Macon, Ill., and participated with his company and regiment in all their campaigns and battles. He was wounded at the battle of Resaca, May 16, 1864. After his discharge he returned to Illinois and resided on a farm in Macon County until November, 1870, when he removed to Sedgwick County, Kan., where he has since been engaged in farming. He has been honored with election to the State Legislature and to various local offices. He was a Republican in politics until 1889, when he joined with others in the reform movement in Kansas. His post office address is Colwich, Kan.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: RUTLEDGE, SILAS. Rank: PVT. Company: E. Unit: 115 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence: ASSUMPTION, CHRISTIAN CO, IL. Age: 25. Height:5' 7. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: DARK. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status:MARRIED. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: DIXON CO, TN.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 13, 1862. Joined Where: MACON CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEPT. 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: MAY 23, 1865. Muster Out Where: CAMP HARKER, TN.

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