(1816 - 1888)
Home State: Connecticut
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
His father, also Henry, was prominent in the paper business with mills in the Oakland neighborhood of Manchester, CT, and had been mayor of Hartford (1836-1840). Henry W. enrolled in New York City for three years and mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel of the 82nd New York Infantry on 7 December 1861. He was promoted Colonel in June 1862 (to date from 26 March).
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in action in and near the West Woods on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was briefly Brigade commander at Chancellorsville but was dismissed, probably for being drunk, on 20 May 1863. His commission was given to Lieutenant Colonel James F.X. Huston, but Huston was killed at Gettysburg before mustering as Colonel. Hudson's dismissal was revoked and he was again mustered as Colonel on 5 September 1863 (vice Huston) and he mustered out at the end of his term on 25 June 1864.
After the War
By 1870 he was living in Manchester, CT.
References & notes
03/28/1816; Hartford, CT
05/21/1888; Syracuse, NY; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY