CS Con ★★★ Ruffin, Thomas Hart - C.S. Delegate, NC

Thomas Hart Ruffin
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Born: September 9, 1820
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Birthplace: Louisburg Franklin County, North Carolina (Edgecombe County)

Father: Henry John “Gray” Ruffin 1782 – 1854
(Buried: Ruffin Family Cemetery, Louisburg, North Carolina)​

Mother: Mary “Polly” Tartt 1791 – 1879
(Buried: Ruffin Family Cemetery, Louisburg, North Carolina)​

Marital Status: never married

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1841: Graduated from University of North Carolina Law School​

Occupation before War:

1841 – 1844: Attorney in Goldsboro, North Carolina​
1844 – 1848: Missouri Circuit Attorney for Seventh Judicial District​
1848 – 1850: Attorney in Missouri​
1850 – 1853: Attorney in Goldsboro, North Carolina​
1853 – 1861: United States Congressman from North Carolina​
1853 – 1855: Member of House Claims Committee​
1855 – 1857: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee​
1857 – 1859: Member of House Accounts Committee​
1857 – 1859: Member of House Public Lands Committee​
1859 – 1861: Member of House Militia Committee
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Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Captain Company H, 1st​ North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1861–1862: North Carolina Delegate Confederate Provisional Congress​
1861 – 1862: Offered no bill or amendment in Congress.​
Voted to repeal the law giving the President emergency use of state militia units.​
Refused to let President Davis appoint cadets with the consent of Congress.​
Opposed a bill prohibiting the restriction of cotton exports​
Voted to halve the moderate war tax.​
Against any aid to railroad construction or extension.​
1862: Choose not to seek reelection to Confederate Congress.​
1862: Captured near Richmond, Virginia on June 29th​
1862: Prisoner of war until exchanged on August 5th​
1863 – 1863: Major of 1st​ North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Received saber cut and gunshot at Battle of Gettysburg.​
1863: Lt. Colonel of 1st​ North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Colonel of 1st​ North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Mortally wounded and captured at Auburn Mills, Virginia​

Died: October 18, 1863

Place of Death: Grace Church Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 43 years old

Burial Place: Ruffin Family Cemetery, Louisburg, North Carolina
 
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He took the job as Captain of Co. H of the 9th North Carolina Cavalry after declining the rank of colonel of infantry. The 9th was also known as the 1st.North Carolina Cavalry. The Colonel of this unit at the time was a (later General) Col.Robert Ransom.
 
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His mortal wounding was during a Cavalry charge at Auburn's Mill,near Fairfax Court House. He fell from his horse and was captured with a minie ball in his forehead.Biographys differ on his wounding and death. One has him being shot on the 14th of October and dying on the 17th. Still another has his wounding on the 15th of October and dying on the 18th.And still another lists the 13th as the fatal wounding and him lingering for 3 days.
 
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