Private Jerry Rudd was born in Georgia ca. 1832. In 1860 he, along with wife Nancy and two children, were living in the Pickett’s District near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. The census lists his occupation as farming, with real estate valued at $200 and a personal estate of some $300.
He enlisted March 12, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company; William stated his age as 29. He was present with the company from his enlistment until he was captured at Harrodsburg, Kentucky after Confederate forces withdrew; he is documented as awaiting exchange onboard the steamer “Maria Denning” near Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 15th, 1862.)
He returned to the company shortly after, and remained with it until September 20th, 1863 when he was mortally wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia.
He was taken to Preston’s Division Hospital, where he died on September 23rd, 1863. His place of interment is unknown.
 “Several divisions chose to establish division-level hospitals. Three separate accounts identify the fact that William Preston's Division had such a hospital. Both Robert Bullock, of Robert Trigg's Brigade, and John Palmer, of John Kelly's, reported the division hospital as being behind or near their positions to the south of Snodgrass Hill. To the southeast of these units, below the hill, was a draw that opened on the Dyer Field. When John Wilson of Trigg's Brigade was borne off the battlefield he was taken to a 'farmhouse in [the] valley temporarily converted to a hospital. The facts, though incomplete, place Preston's division hospital at the Dyer Farm.” See “A Study of the Medical Support to the Union and Confederate Armies during the Battle of Chickamauga: Lessons and Implications for Today's U.S. Army Medical Department Leaders”, Major David A. Rubenstein. 1990.
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