King, Rufus, 1814-1876

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King commanded Wisconsin's "Iron Brigade" during the Civil War. In 1863 he accepted appointment as the U.S. Minister to Rome. While there, he helped apprehend John Harrison Surratt, one of the alleged conspirators in the Lincoln assassination.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1867. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 43641813

Soldier, editor and U.S. minister to the Vatican.

From the description of Letter, 15 August 1862, near Culpepper C.H., Virginia [to] his father. (Lamar University). WorldCat record id: 40925255

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referencedIn Noonan, Josiah A., 1813-1882. Papers, 1834-1880. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Slaughter, Montgomery. Papers of Montgomery Slaughter, 1862-1866 (bulk 1862-1863). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Cooke, 1835-1913. Military officer correspondence, 1845-1900. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Civil War Collection, 1861-[on going]. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee
referencedIn Wetmore, Robert C. Papers, 1834-1899. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf King, Rufus, 1814-1876. Papers, 1861-1867. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. Papers, 1797-1929. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf King, Rufus, 1814-1876. Letter, 15 August 1862, near Culpepper C.H., Virginia [to] his father. Lamar University, Mary & John Gray Library
creatorOf Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. Letters, 1840-1857. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Caleb B. Smith Papers, 1841-1862, (bulk 1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Potter, John Fox, 1817-1899. Papers, 1767, 1810-1925. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn C. S. (Charles Stearns) Wheeler papers, 1757-1866. Houghton Library.
creatorOf King, Charles, 1844-1933. Papers of Charles King [manuscript], 1827-1964, bulk 1887-1929. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Letters, 1842 April 19-1873 Jan. 26. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Nicholas Low collection, Low, Nicholas collection, 1776-1863, 1776-1820 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York (State). Militia. Regiment, 269th. Orderly book, 1839-1846. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf King, Rufus, 1814-1876. Rufus and Charles King family papers [microform], 1833-1903. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anderson Family papers, 1810-1848 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Alexander, 1817-1887. Alexander and John L. Mitchell papers, 1859-1906. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf King, Rufus, 1814-1876. Papers, 1861-1867. Auburn University.
referencedIn Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864. Papers, 1812-1860. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864. Papers of Caleb B. Smith, 1841-1862 (bulk 1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington, John, 1838-1916?. Papers of John Washington, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876. Charlotte Cushman papers, 1823-1941 (bulk 1861-1875). Library of Congress
referencedIn Mathew Brady Photographs, ca. 1860s AR 93-277; AR 2011-351. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf King, Rufus, 1814-1876. Letters and photograph, 1861. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Brady, Mathew, ca. 1823 - 1896. Brady, Mathew, photographs, circa 1860-1865. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Charlotte Cushman Papers, 1823-1941, (bulk 1861-1875) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Anderson Family, 1810-1848 family
associatedWith Austin, Charles L. person
associatedWith Bailey, Hannah, person
associatedWith Brady, Mathew person
associatedWith Brady, Mathew, ca. 1823 - 1896. person
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Cobb, Amasa, 1823-1905. person
correspondedWith Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876. person
associatedWith King, Charles, 1844-1933. person
associatedWith King, Rufus, III. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
correspondedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
correspondedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Alexander, 1817-1887. person
associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. person
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associatedWith Potter, John Fox, 1817-1899. person
associatedWith Randall, Alexander Williams, 1819-1872. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
correspondedWith Slaughter, Montgomery. person
associatedWith Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864. person
associatedWith Storch, Marc J., person
associatedWith Surratt, John H. (John Harrison), 1844-1916. person
associatedWith Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864. person
associatedWith Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. person
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associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Iron Brigade (Wis.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, John, 1838-1916? person
associatedWith Wetmore, Robert C. person
correspondedWith Wheeler, C. S. (Charles Stearns), 1816-1843 person
associatedWith Whig Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. National Guard. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Vatican City
Wisconsin
Philippines
Europe
United States
United States
Subject
Nez Perce Indians--Wars, 1877
Spanish--American War, 1898
Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895
Diplomatic and consular service, American
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Birth 1814

Death 1876-10-13

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