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Description: Maj. Rudd"s Suicide

Date: April 17 1888

Newspaper published in: Washington, DC

Page/Column: Page 1

Maj. Rudd's Suicide

Charleston, W.Va., April 16. Major JOHN S. RUDD was found in his room at the Montgomery Hotel, Coal Valley, about 5 o'clock yesterday, suffering from an overdose of chloroform, and died 20 minutes later. He was a soldier in the Confederate army, being a staff officer of Gen LONGSTREET and a graduate of West Point. Of late he has threatened suicide and it is supposed he took chloroform with that intent.

Submitted: 04/05/07 (Edited 04/05/07)

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