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Diary of Rufus Kinsley, 1861-1865.
Kinsley, Rufus, 1831-1911.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  973.781 K625  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Kinsley, Rufus, 1831-1911.
Title : Diary of Rufus Kinsley, 1861-1865.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

Civil War diary, 1861-1865, of Rufus Kinsley of Lowell, Vermont, a member of the 8th Vermont Regiment, Co. F; the 2nd Regiment USCT; and the 74th USCT, Co. G. Includes typescript.

Biographical or historical data :

Rufus Kinsley (October 9, 1831-June 11, 1911) was born in Fletcher, Vt., the son of Ben Alvah (1796-1870?) and Catherine Montague Kinsley. He enlisted in Company F, 8th Vermont Regiment on November 29, 1861, in Lowell, Vt., and served as Corporal until October 1863. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to command Company B, 2nd Regiment, Infantry of the Corps d'Afrique. In June 1864, he was assigned to Company G, 74th U. S. Colored Troops and was in command of this company during the siege and bombardment of Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, in August 1864.

After the Civil War, Kinsley married Ella Bingham; they had seven children. Rufus died in 1911 and is buried in the Lowell Village Cemetery.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 8th 1861-1865. Company F.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 2nd.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 74th 1864-1865. Company G.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.