Dudley, William Wade
Age: 0, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 19th IN INF, VRC
Service: CPT Co. B 19th IN INF 29 Jul 1861, MAJ 18 Sep 1862, wdd, Antietam, 17 Sep 1862, LTC, 7 Oct 1862; wdd (right leg amputated) Gettysburg, USA Inspector, JAG, discharged for wds 30 Jun 1864; US Pension office 1864-65; Bvt MAJ, LTC, COL and BGen 13 Mar 1865; CPT VRC, 25 Mar 1865, m/o 30 Jun 1866
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Birth: 08/27/1842, Weathersfield, VT
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 11362517
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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DUDLEY, William Wade (1842-1909), b. Weathersfield Bow, Vt., Bvt BGen, IN Inf, d. Washington, DC
Born: 27 August 1842, Weathersfield Bow, Vt.
Prewar career: Phillips Academy, Danville; Russell military institute, New Haven, CT; Richmond, Ind. militia
Military service: 19th Ind., Antietam, wdd; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg, right leg amputated; inspector and judge advocate, bvt Colonel and BGen for meritorious service.
Postwar career: U.S. Marshal, U.S. Commissioner of Pensions
Died: 15 December 1909, Washington, DC; interment in Arlington National Cemetery
Source: Rossiter Johnson and John Howard Brown, The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Boston: The Biographical Society, 1904, vol. 3)
Deerfield Valley Times
GEN. W. W. DUDLEY
Former Vermont Veteran Dies at
Gen. W. W. Dudley, formerly commissioner of pensions, died at his home in Washington Wednesday of last week of Bright's disease. He had been ill for several weeks. He was born in Weathersfield, Windsor county, Vt., in 1842.
Throughout the Civil War, General Dudley served in the union army with great distinction with the 19th Indiana volunteers. He took part in 15 battles and became colonel and brevet Brigadier-general. At Gettysburg he lost his right leg.
General Dudley was prominently connected with the widely discussed campaign for the election of General Harrison to the presidency in which it was sought in an October election to make an especially good showing in Indiana for the Republican party because of the effect upon the general election. The State was divided into "block of five," as the method of grouping the voters in a convenient form to be reached upon election day was called. A national scandal resulted from this method, which was said to have caused widespread corruption by the use of money on the day of the election.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.