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.