Rufus S. Read was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania. A Union Soldier from Pennsylvania who on 5/27/1861 mustered into “K” Company, Pennsylvania 31st Infantry as a musician, discharged for promotion on 12/21/1862 and mustered into “Batty M” Co. U.S. Army 2nd Light Artillery Regiment Regular Army.
2 Pennsylvania Res. Inf. (31 Pennsylvania Vols.)
2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (31st Volunteers)
Rank in: Fifer
Rank out: Musician
Source: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865