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.
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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