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D.K. Andross

D.K. Andross

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Dudley Kimball Andross

(1823 - 1910)

Home State: Vermont

Command Billet: Regimental Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Before the War he was a lumberman, laid track for the Rutland & Burlington Railroad, and had been in California mining for gold. In 1861 he was a miller and lieutenant in the Bradford company of militia. When they formed for Federal service in April 1861, he was elected Captain, and they mustered as Company D, 1st Vermont Infantry on 1 May for 3 months' service. They saw action at Big Bethel - where Captain Andross was prominent - and mustered out of service on 15 August.

He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the new 9th Vermont Infantry 26 May 1862 on its initial organization.

On the Campaign

He was captured, with his Regiment, at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Colonel of the Regiment on 20 March 1863, but resigned his commission on 22 May for ill health.

After the War

He was a farmer.

References & notes

Biographical details used here compiled by Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War1, citing Men of Vermont2, the Roster3, and other sources. The photo is from the MOLLUS Collection4.


09/12/1823; Bradford, VT


11/28/1910; burial in Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT


1   Ledoux, Tom, Vermont in the Civil War, Published 1996, first accessed 01 January 2004, <>, Source page: /units/9/obits.php?input=106  [AotW citation 1163]

2   Ullery, Jacob G., compiler, and Hiram A. Huse, editor, Men of Vermont: an Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, Brattleboro: Transcript Publishing Company, 1894, Part II, pp. 7-8  [AotW citation 1164]

3   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pp. 9, 15, 344  [AotW citation 1166]

4   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: 4750  [AotW citation 1165]