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H.T. Dudley

H.T. Dudley

Federal (USV)


Henry Tyler Dudley

(1841 - 1920)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, machinist from Sutton on enlistment in 12 July 1861. He was in Company G.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted First Sergeant 28 September 1862, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 3 January 1863, and 1st Lieutenant 11 April. Wounded at Gettysburg in July 1863. Promoted Captain 3 December 1863 and wounded again in May 1864. Transferred as Captain of Company A to 20th Massachusetts Infantry in July 1864. He was captured in action at Reams Station, VA on 25 August, and was kept at Libby Prison, Richmond, at Salisbury, NC, and in Danville, VA. He was exchanged, and mustered out on 25 March 1865.

After the War

He returned to Wilkinsonville, Worcester County, where he joined his father's firm. In 1895 (at his second marriage) he was described as a "wealthy shuttle manufacturer ... and [is] one of Sutton's most prosperous and highly esteemed citizens."

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Photograph from one at the USAMHI2. A collection of his mementos, photos, letters and diaries was sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2009; source of additional details. The quote above from the Worcester Daily Spy, quoted by Susan Harnwell on her page for the Captain at her excellent 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry site.


04/17/1841; Lancaster, MA


12/08/1920 Sutton, MA; burial in Wilkins Cemetery, Sutton, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 176 - 186  [AotW citation 5816]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 4923  [AotW citation 5963]