Diary, 1861-1864 of Rufus S. Read (b. 1840) a Union soldier of Pennsylvania. He mustered into Company "K", Pennsylvania 31st Infantry on 5/27/1861 as a musician, and into 2nd Company, U.S. Light Artillery in 1862. For a preliminary description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.
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Rufus S. Read was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania. A Union Soldier from Pennsylvania who on 5/27/1861 mustered into “K” Company, Pennsylvania 31st Infantry as a musician, discharged for promotion on 12/21/1862 and mustered into “Batty M” Co. U.S. Army 2nd Light Artillery Regiment Regular Army.
Rufus S. Read Civil War Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2089 Accessed September 18, 2020.