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Daniel Ruggles

Date of Birth:      January 31, 1810
Hometown:         Barre, MA
Education:           West Point, 1833
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     June 1, 1897
Place of Death:    Fredericksburg, VA
Buried At:            Fredericksburg, VA

Major Battles:        Battle of Shiloh

Interesting Fact(s):    Ruggles, a Massachusetts native, would graduate from West Point, in 1833.  Serving in the Seminole War, and later in the Mexican War, he would be brevetted twice, to the lieutenant colonel rank.  He would marry into a Virginia family, and in May 1861, he would resign his U.S. Army commission.  Ruggles, in charge of state troops, along the line of the Rappahannock River, would be appointed brigadier general, in August, 1861.  Sent west, to Albert Sidney Johnston's army, he would be engaged at Shiloh.  During this battle, he would command the first division of Braxton Bragg's Corps.  His deployment, of a large line of artillery, at the Hornet's Nest, would help push the divisions of W.H.L. Wallace, Stephen Hurlbut and Benjamin Prentiss from that area of the field.  After Shiloh, Ruggles would be used in an administrative capacity, for the remainder of the war.

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