Archive for September 4th, 2010

Anthony Ruhl tombstone

This tombstone for Anthony Ruhl was replaced recently, as a result of research and restoration work done by students at nearby Baldwin-Wallace College. I had never seen a government-issue military tombstone that specified service in the “Indian Wars” before. The Indian Wars is an umbrella term that actually encompasses all of the armed conflicts between the colonial or federal government and Native Americans. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find much else out about Ruhl at this time. The college project is supposed to be ongoing, so hopefully there will be more available in the future.

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