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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p622
1695

(Born N. Y.)

George D. Ruggles

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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George David Ruggles: Born Sep. 11, 1833, Newburgh, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

p623 Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1855‑56, — marching to and at Ft. Randall, Dak., 1856‑57, — Adjutant, 2d Infantry, Sep. 10, 1857, to July 1, 1861, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1857‑58, — St. Louis, Mo., 1858, as Acting Adjutant-General of the Department of the West, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859, — Ft. Ripley, Min., 1859, — St. Louis, Mo., 1859‑60, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1860, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on the

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, May 2 to Aug. 10, 1861)

(First Lieut., 12th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

Staff of Colonel Miles in the Department of Pennsylvania, June 1, 1861; in garrison at Washington, D. C., June 20 to July 1, 1861; in the War

(Bvt. Captain, South — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 1, 1861)

Department on Special duty of Organization of the Volunteer Forces, July 1, 1861, to June 28, 1862; as Chief of Staff and Adjutant-General

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 3, 1861)

of the Army of Virginia, under Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pope, June 28 to Sep. 6,

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, June 28, 1862, to May 31, 1866)

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 17, 1862)

1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — Skirmishes in the Rappahannock, Aug. 22‑23, 1862, — Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — and Battle of Chantilly, Sep. 1, 1862; as Asst. Adjutant-General of the Army of the Potomac in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. 7 to Nov. 10, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; on Special duty in the Secretary of War's Office at Washington, D. C., Dec. 27, 1862, to Mar. 19, 1863; as Assistant to the Provost Marshal General at Washington, D. C., Mar. 19, 1863, to Aug. 16, 1864; on Inspection duty, Aug. 16, 1864, to Jan., 1865; as Adjutant-General of the Army of the Potomac, Feb. 1 to June 30, 1865, being engaged in the

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign,
terminating with the Surrender of the Insurgent Army of Northern Virginia)

Assault and Capture of Petersburg, Va., Mar. 29 to Apr. 3, 1865, — and Pursuit of the Rebel Army, terminating in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lee's Capitulation at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; and as Adjutant-General of the Military

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 9, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Operations resulting in the Fall of Richmond, Va., and the Surrender of the Insurgent Army under General R. E. Lee)

Division of the Atlantic, headquarters at Philadelphia, Pa., July 1, 1865, to Feb. 9, 1866, — and of the Department of the East, headquarters at New York city, Feb. 19 to Aug. 11, 1866.

Served: as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Lakes, Aug. 23, 1866, to Jan. 15, 1868, — of the Department of the East, Feb. 14 to p624June 1, 1868, — of the Department of the Platte, June 30, 1868, to Jan., 1876, — of the Department of Dakota, Jan. 3, 1876, to Sep. 23, 1880; as

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 15, 1880)

Assistant to the Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C., Sep. 30, 1880, to June 1, 1885; as Adjutant-General of the Department of Texas, June 15, 1885, to May 9, 1888; on sick leave of absence, to Jan. 9, 1889; as Adjutant-General of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California since Jan. 19, 1889.

Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 7, 1889.

Vol. IV
p99
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: as Adjutant-General Division of the Pacific and Department of California to Oct. 1, 1890; at Governor's Island, N. Y., as Adjutant-General Division of the Atlantic to July 17, 1891; at same place as Adjutant-General Department of the East to Dec. 16, 1892; at Washington, D. C., on duty in office of Adjutant-General U. S. A., Dec. 17, 1892, to Nov. 6, 1893.

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Adjutant-General, Nov. 6, 1893)

— On duty as Adjutant-General U. S. A., at Washington, D. C., Nov. 6, 1893, until

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Sept. 11, 1897.

— On duty at Governor of the Soldiers' Home, near Washington, D. C., April 11, 1898 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

Vol. V
p85
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty as Governor of the Soldiers' Home, near Washington, D. C., April 11, 1898 to Jan. 10, 1903.

Died Oct. 19, 1904, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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