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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 11/03/1836 England. d. 14/06/1912 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/04/1865 Farmville, Virginia.

 

Ludgate joined the Army from New York City in May 1861, and was assigned to the 82nd New York Infantry, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major.  He re-enlisted as a veteran in March 1864, and transferred to the 59th New York Infantry, where he was commissioned as an officer in September 1864. He was ultimately discharged in June 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry and promptness in rallying his men and advancing with a small detachment to save a bridge about to be fired by the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Site 1488

William Ludgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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