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Federal (USV)


Napoleon Trudeau

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, a French speaker from Montreal, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861. He was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Regiment in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Described by Gould as "a gentleman of education and capacity far above what his grade calls for", he mustered out with the Regiment on 8 May 1863. He received an appointment in Maine Adjutant General John L. Hodsdon's office, and did not reenlist when the 29th Maine was formed that November.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General1 and Gould's History. 2 He's also seen in records as Napoleon Truedeau.


c. 1837


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 286  [AotW citation 17435]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pg. 258, 310, 393  [AotW citation 17436]