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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Edgar S. Dudley

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Edward Swartwout Dudley: Born June 14, 1845, Oppenheim, NY.

Military History. — Cadet1 at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, 2d Artillery, June 15, 1870.

Served: in garrison at Cape Disappointment, Wash., Oct. 14, 1870, to Nov. 8, 1871, — Ft. Macon, N. C., Nov. 24, 1872, to Aug. 25, 1874 (leave of absence, Sep. 9 to Oct. 18, 1873, and Aug. 25, 1874, to May 1, 1875), — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1875, to May 1, 1876 (sick leave of absence, July 6 to Nov. 28, 1875); awaiting

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 29, 1875)

orders, to May 30, 1876; on sick leave of absence, to Aug. 19, 1876; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska, Sep. 2, 1876, to July, 1879; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., July 7, 1879, to Feb. 20, 1881, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to Oct. 1, 1881 (on sick leave of absence, to Jan. 13, 1882), — and Newport Barracks, Ky., to Nov. 22, 1884; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Nebraska, to Sep. 1, 1888; in garrison at Huntsville, Ala. (detached service, Sep. 1‑12, 1888), to Nov. 29, 1888, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to May 22, 1889, — Ft. Warren, Mas. (leave of absence, Sep. 20 to Oct. 29, 1889), to Oct., 1889, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 30, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — With Light Battery F, 2d Artillery, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct., 1889 to Sept. 4, 1891. — Instructor Department of Law, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School of Instruction, Nov. 2, 1889 to Sept. 4, 1891. — Acting Judge Advocate, Department of Arizona, Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 10, 1891 to Feb. 8, 1893. — Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Arizona, Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 3, 1892 to July 6, 1893.

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Dec. 20, 1892)

p196 — Assistant to Chief Quartermaster (Depot Quartermaster), Headquarters Department Texas, San Antonio, Tex., and in charge of construction of buildings at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., July 10, 1893 to May 31, 1895. — Quartermaster and in charge of construction public buildings, Columbus Barracks, O., June 18, 1895 to Oct. 3, 1896. — Assistant to Chief Quartermaster (Depot Quartermaster), Headquarters Department Dakota, St. Paul, Min., Oct. 31, 1896 to June 2, 1898.

(Lieutenant-Colonel and Judge-Advocate, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

— Judge Advocate, 2d Army Corps, June 5 to Sept. 22, 1898. — On duty in office of Judge Advocate-General, Washington, D. C., Sep. 22, 1898 to Dec. 15, 1898. — Judge Advocate, Division of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, Dec. 29, 1898 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 7, 1899)

(Major and Judge Advocate, U. S. Volunteers, April 7, 1899)

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Judge Advocate, Division of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, Dec. 29, 1898, to Oct. 29, 1900.

(Major, Judge Advocate, U. S. Army, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Judge Advocate, Department (former Division) of Cuba, Oct. 29, 1900, to May 21, 1901. — Legal adviser of the military governor of Cuba, Gen. John R. Brooke, U. S. A., during his administration, and of Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. A., to May 21, 1908, when being ordered to duty at West Point was given leave of absence. — On leave of absence till July 31, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Judge Advocate, May 24, 1901)

— Professor of Law and History, U. S. Military Academy, July 31, 1901 to June 14, 1909.a

(Colonel, Judge Advocate, U. S. Army, Nov. 22, 1903)

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired June 14, 1909, by operation of law.

— Residence, Johnstown, N. Y.

Civil History. — Graduate of Albany, N. Y., Law School, Union University, Class 1875, with degree LL. B. — Received degree of Doctor of Laws (LL. D.) University of Nebraska, June 9, 1904. — Member Natural Geographic Society, and the American Society of International Law. — Author of Military Law and the Procedure of Courts Martial, 1907. — Life Member Society Army of the Potomac. — Life Member Society Colonial Wars, State of New York. — Member Empire State Society Sons of American Revolution; Society War 1812; Loyal Legion, U. S.; Grand Army of the Republic; Naval and Military Order Spanish-American War.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edgar Swartwout Dudley, Born June 14, 1845.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Judge-Advocate, U. S. Army, Nov. 22, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 14, 1909, by Operation of Law.

Died, Jan. 9, 1911, at Johnstown, N. Y.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, NY.b

The Author's Note:

1 Edgar S. Dudley, before becoming a Cadet was Second Lieutenant, First New York Light Artillery, May 28, 1864 to Nov. 28, 1864.º

Thayer's Notes:

a An important paper of Gen. Dudley's is onsite, published the month before he retired from his professorship at the Point: Was Secession Taught at West Point? (Century Magazine 78:629‑634).

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b The Find-a‑Grave page has good information about the substance of his Spanish-American War service in Cuba.

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