Major, United States Army
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.
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.
Gallantry and promptness in rallying his men
and advancing with a small detachment to save a bridge about to be fired
by the enemy.
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
LUDGATE, MARY AGNES W/O WM
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004