George David Ruggles of New York. Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1851 (19). Brevet Second Lieutenant, 1st U.
First Lieutenant, 2 May 1861. Regimental Adjutant, 10 September 1857 to 1 July 1861. Brevet Captain, 17 July 1862. Colonel, Aide-de-Camo, 28 August 1862 to 31 May 1866.
Lieutenant, Assistant Adjutant General, 15 June 1880. Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, 7 June 1889.Brigadier General, Adjutant General of the Army, 6 November 1893. Breveted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during the war. Breveted Brigadier General, 13 March 1865, for gallant service during the campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army of Northern Virginia and Brigadier General, U.
Volunteers, 9 April 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during the operations resulting in the fall of Richmond, Virginia, and the surrender of the insurgent army under General Robert E. Born at Newburgh, New York, September 11, 1833, the son of David and Sarah Colden Ruggles. He graduated from West Point in 1855, 19th in a class of 34, and was assigned to the Infantry.
He served on the Frontier and was promoted to First Lieutenant, Assistant Adjutant General, August 3, 1861. After serving as Pope's Chief of Staff and Adjutant General, he was Assistant Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac in Maryland.
He served on special duty in the War Department until March 19, 1863 and in the Provost Marhsal's Department until August 16, 1864. Then he was on inspection duty, named Adjutant General of the Army of the Potomac, February 1-June 30, 1865.
He continued in the Regular Army after the Civil War, receiving brevets to Brigadier General, U. Volunteers, April 9, 1865 for war services. He retired from the Army as a Brigadier General in 1897. He died in 1904 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. Brilliant Civil War Record of Veteran Who Expired at Washington.
WASHINGTON, October 19, 1904 General George D. Ruggles, retired, for several years manager of the Soldiers Home in the city, died here tonight.General Ruggles was a native of New York and a graduate of West Point, but at the outbreak of the Civil War entered the volunteer Army and became Adjutant General of a brigade from Pennsylvania, later taking the leading part in organizing the Army of the Potomac. His first battle was at Balls Bluff. He won the confidence of the commanders of the Army of the Potomac and became Adjutant General and Chief of Staff to General Pope. He participated in the battles at Bull Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville, and after the battle of Gettysburg became Adjutant General of Meades army.
In 1893 General Ruggles was appointed Adjutant General of the Army, retiring for age just prior to the Spanish-American War. A widow and four children survive him.His son, Colden L'Hommedieu Ruggles, Brigadier General, United States Army, is buried nearby in Arlington National Cemetery. The item "Civil War CDV Union Colonel George David Ruggles USA" is in sale since Thursday, June 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.