US Dudley, William Wade

William Wade Dudley


Born: August 27, 1842

Birthplace: Weathersfield Bow, Vermont

Father: Rev. John Dudley 1805 – 1898
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Mother: Abby Patch Wade 1807 – 1894
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

1st​ Wife: Theresa Fiske 1844 – 1897
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

2nd​ Wife: Nannie A. Robinson 1865 – 1949
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​


Dr. George Fiske Dudley 1866 – 1940​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
William Northrup Dudley 1869 – 1920​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Charles Tarbell Dudley 1878 – 1908​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Frances Therese “Theresa” Dudley Dill 1880 – 1920​
(Buried: Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Ohio)​


Attended Phillips Academy in Danville, Vermont​
Attended Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain of Richmond City Greys, 19th​ Indiana Infantry​
1862: Major of 19th​ Indiana Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 19th​ Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1863: Acting Regimental Commander at Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: His leg was amputated due to his wounding at Gettysburg​
1863 – 1865: Army Inspector and Judge Advocate in Union Army​
1863 – 1865: Captain in Union Army Reserve Veteran Army Corps​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry in Battle​

Occupation after War:

1870 – 1879: Attorney in Indiana​
1879 – 1881: United States Marshal for Indiana​
1881 – 1884: United States Commissioner of Pension​
Treasurer of Republican Party National Committee​

Died: December 15, 1909

Place of Death: Washington D.C.

Cause of Death: Bright's Disease

Age at time of Death:
67 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia
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Andy Cardinal

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Feb 27, 2017
Dudley was pretty interesting. He enlisted at 18 and was in command of the regiment at antietam, barely 20.

In 1888, he helped ensure that Benjamin Harrison won the presidential election by ensuring Indiana went for Harrison. The scandal ruined his reputation.