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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

Edward McK. Hudson

(Ap'd Ct.)


Edward McKenney Hudson: Born 1826.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1849.

Served: in the Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 12, 1850)

1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1851, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851‑52, — and Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1852‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853‑55, — as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 30, 1855)

Harney, June 15 to July 18, 1855, — on Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, N. M., Sep. 3, 1855, and Skirmish, Sep. 19, 1855, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859‑60; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1861, — and Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of a detachment of Recruits which left Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1861, in the steamer Baltic, to reinforce Ft. Sumter, and returned Apr. 18, 1861; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Apr. 18 to May 8,

(Captain, 14th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

1861, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., May 13 to June 7, 1861; in guarding  p388 Upper Potomac, June 7 to Aug. 4, 1861, being engaged in the Skirmish near Martinsburg, Va., July 2, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major‑General McClellan, Aug. 8, 1861, to Mar. 31, 1863; at headquarters of the

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Sep. 28, 1861, to Mar. 31, 1863)

Army of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Occupation of Williamsburg, May 6, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, — and Operations of the Seven Days' change of base to the James River, June 26 to July 2, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Warrenton, Va., Oct. to Nov., 1862; awaiting orders, Nov., 1862, to Aug., 1863; in command of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, in Operations in Central Virginia (Army of the Potomac), Sep. 9, 1863, to May 6, 1864, being engaged in the Demonstration on the Rebel position at Mine Run, Nov. 29‑30, 1863, — and Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, where he was wounded; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Missouri, Aug. to Dec. 7, 1864, — and as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the District of Western New York, at Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 19, 1864, to Mar. 9, 1865; in command of regiment at Hart Island, N. Y., and in the

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

field, Mar. to June 13, 1865; on leave of absence, June to July, 1865; as Superintendent of Regimental Recruiting service at Hart Island, N. Y., Aug. to Sep., 1865; and in command of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry,

(Major, 15th Infantry, Nov. 4, 1865)

en route to California, and at San Francisco, Oct. 16, 1865, to Jan. 4, 1866.

Served: in command of Mt. Vernon Arsenal, Ala., May 20 to Sep. 10, 1866, — and of Mobile, Ala., Oct. 2, 1866, to Apr. 18, 1867; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General, Third Military District, May 13, 1867, to Jan. 13, 1868; in command at Mobile, Ala, Jan. 29 to June 29, 1868; on leave of absence to Apr., 1869; awaiting orders, Apr. to Oct., 1869; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of the Department of the South, Oct. 28, 1869, to Dec. 15, 1870.

Retired from Active Service, Dec. 15, 1870,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died, July 20, 1892, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 66.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1893, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a The Supplement, Vol. V, calls him Edward McKenney Hudson, as does his obituary notice in the AOG Report for 1893, written by one classmate "intimate with him from early boyhood", and quoting another classmate who knew him well; modern print sources regularly call him Edward McKeever Hudson; I don't know which is correct.

The year of his birth is from a posting by a descendant to an online genealogical forum, from an unknown source.

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