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The Trial of Colonel Anthony Frances Rudler

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The Trial of Colonel Anthony Frances Rudler

harrisbrewing (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 2013 12:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

I am looking for details on the trial of Col. Anthony F. Rudler. Rudler was born in France and lived in Augusta for a time. He later moved west were he was a veteran of the Mexican American War where he held the rank of Captain. He was then the second in Command of William Walker's Filibuster Army in Honduras. He was imprisoned which made him a local hero in Augusta. He was eventually returned. He was then elected Captain of Company G, 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry during the Civil War., Company G was from Richmond County. He was soon promoted to Major and second in command of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Battalion. In May 1863, he was promoted to Colonel and given command of the newly formed 37th Georgia Infantry which included companies from the old 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry but not his old company G. He led his Regiment at the Battles of Hoovers Gap, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. He was wounded at both Chicamauga and Missionary Ridge. His wounds at Missionary Ridge were so sever that he never saw the battlefield again. His service record states that He was arrested in October of 1864 and was ordered to return to Augusta to await trail.

I would interested to learn what his charges where and the over all outcome of the trial. He died penniless in Augusta in 1871 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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harrisbrewing 13 May 2013 6:59PM GMT 
BarteeRose 15 May 2013 1:55PM GMT 
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