Col. William Wade Dudley ~ 1842-1909
JULY 1, 1863 ~ THE 19TH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT OF WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA LOST 72 PER-CENT OF THEIR MEN ON THE FIRST DAY OF ENGAGEMENT WITH REBELS AT GETTYSBURG. COLONEL WILLIAM DUDLEY OF RICHMOND, INDIANA IS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, LOSING HIS LEG ON THE BATTLEFIELD. COLONEL BACHMAN IS MORTALLY WOUNDED, MEREDITH IS DISABLED FROM HIS INJURIES.
Col. Dudley was brevetted a Brigadier General after the Battle of Gettysburg. On the first day of this battle, General Meredith of Cambridge City, Indiana, was also disabled. Col. Dudley’s leg was amputated on the battlefield. He was a member of the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiment.
Lt. Col. W.W. Dudley and his wife are buried at Arlington.
Source of sketch: The History Of Wayne County Indiana; Inter-State Publishers; 1884