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Confederate (CSV)


William A. Dudley

(c. 1833 - c. 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old teacher living with the Dennis Crosley family at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 at Pineville, AL (mustered 20 May 1861 at Pensacola, FL).

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 10 October, sent to the parole camp at Camp Lee on 1 November, and was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was appointed First Sergeant, date not given, and was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, paroled the next day. He was wounded on 5 May 1864 and "not since heard from, supposed to be dead" with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1833 in AL


c. 1864


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28013]