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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Daniel Ruggles

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Jan. 31, 1810, Barre, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1833.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1833‑35; on Recruiting service, 1835‑36; on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1836‑37;

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Feb. 18, 1836)

on Recruiting service 1837‑38; on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1838, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., 1838; on Recruiting service 1838‑39;

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

in the Florida War, 1839‑40; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1840, — Mustering Militia, 1840, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1840‑41, — Detroit Barracks, Mich., 1841‑44, — Ft. Wilkins, Mich., 1844‑45, — in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in

(Captain, 5th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847,

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

— Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848, — on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1849‑51, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854‑55, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1855‑56, — and Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1856; on Courts Martial, 1856‑57; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858; on Utah Expedition, 1858‑59; and on sick leave of absence, 1859‑61.

Resigned, May 7, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Real Estate Broker, Fredericksburg, Va., 1866‑74. Farmer and Ranchero, Palafox, Tex., 1874‑78. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1884. Residence, Fredericksburg, Va.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died June 1, 1897, at Fredericksburg, Va.: Aged 87.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1897, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: Daniel Ruggles was a Confederate general. The lacuna is summarily filled in by the biographical sketch at Find-a‑Grave.

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