Included in the Civil War "Widows' Pensions" Illinois Infantry Regiment 31 Company B Rude, Harvey (WC121589)":
State of Illinois
22 Oct 1868
Leonidas S. Hinds was the guardian of Eliza Rude (born 7 September 1860), whose father was a private in Co. B, commanded by Cain in the 31st Reg't of Illinois Volunteers in the War of 1861; and that the said Harvey Rude died at Cairo, Illinois.
This form stated that Harvey Rude died November 18th, 1861, of either typhoid fever or pneumonia.
Eliza Rude's mother, the widow, Elizabeth (Baker) Rude, married Leonidas S. Hinds.
Adaline Stricklin was a witness for the pension application.