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This database contains the names of almost 400 young men who attended the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College) between 1850 and 1865, and served in the Civil War. Prior to this project, we only knew the names of about 140.
This is a work in progress as the Archives Department continues to gather information about the soldiers and their service. For more information about this project please contact the archivist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330.569.5361.

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Personal Detail of:

John Rudolph

Home: Hiram, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1854-1856

Unit: Company, Regiment, of United States.

Function: Quartermaster Corps

Rank: Mustered in: Wagoneer

Rank: Mustered out Wagoneer

Other Notes: Died at military hospital in Lexington KY, August 1862 with his mother Arabella Mason Rudolph at his side.  Was the brother of Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. 

Source of Information: Ancestry had pension record only-- no record of service / Letter of Orris C. Loomis from hospital in Lexington KY, Aug. 19, 1862

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