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38th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Rufus J HarkeyRank: Private Company: K

Enlisted in Tuscaloosa at the age of 14, mustered with the rest in Mobile. Captured near Decatur, Ga in the Atlanta campaign. He was wounded during the Resaca battle 2 mini-balls struck his right leg 1 in thigh and other in hip(amazingly did not lose his leg) and captured and taken to Camp Chase Ohio released at the end of the war. Him and his wife Mary lived in Belle Sumpter, Jefferson Co. until his death July 8, 1905. I am so very pround to be his great-great grandson and for as long as I live he will be honored as a hero!

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Contact Name: David R. King
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