Rudolph Rumble


BirthJan. 12, 1842
DeathApril 25, 1931
CemeteryWest Lawn Hillcrest (Omaha)
Unit48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I

Private Rudolph Rumble

Company I, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Rumble was born on January 12, 1842. He was residing in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania when the enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 23, 1861. Rumble served nearly 4 years before he was discharged on July 17, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia.

The 48th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in September, 1861. During Davis’ enlistment, the regiment was involved in major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

2nd Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 29-30, 1862). Regimental losses were 11 killed and 14 wounded in 2 days of fighting.

Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 16-17, 1862).

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).

Siege of Knoxville (TN) (November 17-December 5, 1863).

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 12-21, 1864). Regimental losses were 19 killed and 17 wounded over 4 days of fighting.

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 9 wounded, 2 were captured, and 3 reported missing over 3 days of fighting.

Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June 16, 1864 – April 2, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).

The regiment suffered heavy casualties throughout the Civil War. Eleven (11) officers and 145 enlisted men were killed in combat operations. In addition, 3 officers and 142 enlisted men died due to disease. The total loss was 301 members during the War.

Rumble died on April 25, 1931 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the West Lawn-Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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