Category Archives: Salathiel Benjamin Rush Sgt. “F” Co. 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

THE CIVIL WAR STEAMER SULTANA by John Bowman

The 1863 660-ton side-wheel steamer Sultana (the fifth of that name)[1] was built for Capt. Pres Lodwick at the Cincinnati, Ohio John Litherbury yard, and launched January 3rd, 1863.  Moore and Richardson of Cincinnati built her machinery, boilers and engines.  Sultana was 260 feet in length, and 42 feet in width, her hull was 7 […]

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WALTHAM William Ellery 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch

“THIS” Waltham ‘William Ellery’ 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch was owned by Sgt. Salathiel Benjamin Rush. It was purchased in Nashville, Tennessee for $13.00 in March of 1864. Salathiel had “Peter”, his father’s name engraved in the case. Salathiel attached his pre-owned watch fob to this watch. Veteran Re-enlistee, Salathiel B. Rush, Sgt. “F” Co., […]

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JOHN BOWMAN Wheeling, West Virginia

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OUR RUSH FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

                                    OUR RUSH FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR by John Bowman, the Great Grandson of Salathiel Benjamin Rush Sgt. “F” Co. 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry The four sons of Peter Rush and Elizabeth Pew-RUSH of Armstrongs Mills, […]

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