|Birth: ||May 9, 1809|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1885|
Married REBECCA BROWN at Adams Twp, Washington County, Ohio on October 28, 1831. Father of 11 children: Athelinda, Mary, Lyman W., Hannah A., Roseanna, John W., George W., Elijah Simeon, Beulah M., William and Rebecca May. As a result of Dudley's Civil War service, he suffered from back injuries caused by exploding shells and being trampled by a mule. He was also deafened by the blasting of cannons. Washington County death records say that Dudley died of heart disease. Dr. Samuel Adair said that Dudley died of "apoplexy," a stroke. His daughter, Hannah, noted in pension records that he suffered paralysis toward the end. We believe his wife, Rebecca (Brown) Hall, is buried near him, but she has an unmarked grave. She died at Beverly, Ohio on August 1, 1887.
CIVIL WAR SERVICE: Dudley lied and said he was 44, but he was actually 52 when he enlisted in the 77th Ohio Infantry, Company H, on October 28, 1861 (his 30th wedding anniversary). Sons, George (1st OH Cavalry) and Elijah (77th OH Inf., Co. H), had enlisted the previous month. Dudley and Elijah bunked together and were both wounded at the Battle of Shiloh in April, 1862. Dudley suffered a back injury when a shell exploded near him causing him to fall on his back across a log. Elijah was wounded more severely. Both required hospitalization. Dudley was dismissed from the Union Army (due to "spinal weakness") on November 2, 1862. Dudley was restless after returning home. His daughter, Hannah, said in pension records, "I frequently heard Father say between his enlistments that if they would take him, he believed he would enlist again." Shiloh was not enough to deter him. On February 19, 1864, Dudley Hall reenlisted in the 77th OH Inf., Co. H., in Marietta (now claiming to be 42). By now, his son, Lyman, had also joined the Union Army and Elijah had reenlisted. After suffering yet another injury at Marks Mills, AR, Dudley was hospitalized before being transferred to Co. D. Dudley was again in a hospital at Columbus, OH when he was discharged on March 8, 1866. The oldest Hall to fight, Dudley was the last to get out of the Union Army. It appears he suffered terribly for this dedication. We are proud to preserve his memory.
Rebecca Brown Hall (1813 - 1887)*
Lyman W Hall (1836 - 1877)*
Elijah Simeon Hall (1845 - 1913)*
Plot: Buried near the tool shed.
Created by: Julie Hamilton
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57063105