William W DudleyHome State: Indiana
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 19th Indiana Infantry
see his Battle Report
In the Antietam Campaign:
Relieved LCol Bachman in command of the 19th Indiana Infantry, part of the famous 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. The Brigade was the spearhead of the initial I Corps attack down the Hagerstown Pike against the Confederate Left early on the 17th.
The remainder of the War:
Mustered out as Lt Colonel.
After the War:
In 1876 Col Dudley was elected President of the 19th Indiana Re-Union Association at thir meeting in Muncie, IN in 1876. In 1879 he privately published a small book, or pamphlet, titled 'The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg' - perhaps 100 copies - describing the Brigade at the battle of Gettysburg. He was also Department of Indiana Commander, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) for 1881 -- a member of the Richmond (Wayne County) GAR Post.
References, Sources, and other notes:
See a pair of Photos of Capt. Dudley from Civil War Indiana;
More on the Web:
See the 19th Indiana page at the excellent Civil War Indiana site.
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