Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thomas Ruffin No. 1

In the Confederate Veteran Magazine, I came across mention of of a Lt. Thomas Ruffin who fought gunboats with cavalry.  According to the magazine, he and his company of the 55th North Carolina captured a Union gunboat on the Cheraw River.

There was no further mention of this.  I found out that Ruffin was in the 1st NC Cavalry, but doubt that there were any North Carolina Cavalry regiments with that high of a number.  There was mention of a Lt. Andrews of the 1st NC Cavalry doing battle with a Union gunboat.

So, I decided this was not the Thomas Ruffin I was looking for.

Not the Man.  --Old Secesh

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