Historical Rosters Database
John Speed RuddRoster ID 440
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1851|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Speed Rudd, Class of 1851. Genealogy: Born- ca. 1831 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- John Rudd; Mother- Eliza Speed; No information on grandparents. Married- Mary McDonald of Lynchburg, Va. on May 5, 1862; Children- 1- Mary Eliza Rudd Brown, who married Dr. Horace M. Brown; 2- John Speed Rudd. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 23, 1847; left after one year. Civil War Record: Identification not certain, but may have been the man who enlisted at Camp Northwest July 28, 1863 as Private in Capt. W.S. Lurty's Co. Va. Horse Artillery; Transferred to Co. A 46th Va. Cavalry Battalion ca. Mar, 1864; Captured near Martinsburg, WVa. Sept. 18, 1864 and held at Point Lookout, Md.; Exchanged Feb. 18, 1865. Careers: Lawyer; School official; Principal of public schools. Died- April 14, 1888 in Coal Valley, W. Va.|