William Ludgate – Major, United States Army

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Born in England on March 11, 1837, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving as Captain, Company G, 59th New York Veteran Infantry at Farmville, Virginia, on April 7, 1875. The Medal was not officially issued to him until August 10, 1889.

He died on June 14, 1912 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Mary O'Neill Ludgate, 1840-1905, is buried with him.


LUDGATE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Captain, Company G, 59th New York Veteran Infantry. Place and date: At Farmville, Virginia, 7 April 1865. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: England. Date of issue: 10 August 1889.

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.


LUDGATE, WILLIAM

  • CAPT BVT MAJOR 59TH NY INF US VOL
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/04/1912
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S. DI  SITE 1486
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

LUDGATE, ELIZABETH D/O WILLIAM

  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/04/1912
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S  SITE LOT 148B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM LUDGATE, CAPT PVT MAJ 59TH NY INF

LUDGATE, MARY AGNES W/O WM

  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/05/1903
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S DIV  SITE 1488
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF WILLIAM LUDGATE,  CAPT PVT MAJ COS F G 59 N Y INF

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