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D.B. Dudley

D.B. Dudley

Federal (USV)


David B. Dudley

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old shoemaker from Candia, NH, he came to Winona, MN, shortly before the war and enlisted there, mustering as Private, Company K, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, then First Sergeant in November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 1 October, but he died there of wounds on 6 October 1862.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Details from Barden & Jorgenson,2 source also of his picture, from the Winona County Old Settlers' Association. Wound and hospital information from the Patient List.3

The David B. Dudley Post, No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic in Candia Village, NH was established in 1886.


1838; Candia, NH


10/06/1862; Frederick, MD


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 65  [AotW citation 21251]

2   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>  [AotW citation 21252]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #174  [AotW citation 21253]