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From: "DEBRA L KOOP" <>
Subject: [WADE-L] Dudley, William Wade, American Biographical Library
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 01:03:16 -0700

American Biographical Library
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
Volume 3
Duell, Robert Holland
page 325
Dudley, William Wade, soldier, was born in Weathersfield Bow, Vt., Aug. 27,
1842; son of the Rev. John and Abby Wade Dudley. His maternal
great-grandfather, Col. Nathaniel Wade, was colonel of the 12th Continental
line (Mass. troops), frequently acted as an aide-de-camp to Washington and
commanded at West Point after the treason of Benedict Arnold, by the special
direction of Washington. William Wade Dudley was educated at Phillips
academy, Danville, Vt., and at Russell military institute, New Haven, Conn.
In 1860 he removed to Richmond, Ind., and in 1861 entered the service of the
government as captain of the Richmond city Greys in the 19th Indiana
volunteers. His service included the battles around Washington, 1861-62. He
commanded his regiment at Antietam and was there slightly wounded. He
distinguished himself at both battles of Fredericksburg, at
Chancellorsville, with the Iron brigade, 1st army corps, under Gen. J. F.
Reynolds, and at Gettysburg, where he lost 79 per cent of his men, and had
his right leg amputated on the field. For his conduct in this battle he was
brevetted brigadier-general. He continued in the service, acting as
inspector and judge advocate, until the close of the war. He was admitted to
the bar in 1870; was U.S. marshal for Indiana, 1879-81; commissioner of
pensions under appointment of Presidents Garfield and Arthur, 1881-84;
engaged in the banking business, 1884-87; was treasurer of the Republican
national committee, 1888-92, and practised law in Washington, D.C., from
1887. He was married in 1864 to Theresa, daughter of the Rev. George Fiske
of Richmond, Ind. He died at Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1897.

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