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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant RUTHERFORD, JOHN T., U.S. Army

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RUTHERFORD, JOHN T.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company L
Division: 9th New York Cavalry
Born:
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Canton, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864; At Hanovertown, Va., 27 May 1864
 
 


RUTHERFORD, JOHN T. Photo
 
Citation

Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.