Col Dudley Donnelly

Col Dudley Donnelly

Birth
New York, USA
Death 15 Aug 1862 (aged 37)
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Burial Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA
Plot Section K Lot 18
Memorial ID 109017440 · View Source
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Dudley Donnelly was born December 18, 1824, the son of Eliza Dudley and Augustus Donnelly of Homer New York.
His parents had five children, all of whom died unmarried except for Dudley.
Dudley and his wife Cecelia had one daughter, Julia, born in Lockport in 1853.
In the 1860 Federal census Dudley is listed as "Magistrate" being 35 years old at the time. His wife, Cecelia was 27 years old. Julia was 7 years old. In the same household was "Eliza", age 65 (probably Dudley's mother).
Julia eventually married A.B. Stetson of Milwaukee. They had a son Dudley Donnelly Stetson.


Source: Supplement to the History and Genealogy of the Dudley Family by Dean Dudley. Page 67.


Mustered into the U. S. service, May 22, 1861, at
Albany, N. Y.
In command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of Virginia (General Banks), from March 20, 1862, to June 15, 1862, also July 31, 1862.
Mortally wounded at Cedar Mountain. Va., August 9. 1862.
Died of wounds at Culpeper, Va. August 15, 1862.
Buried at Lockport, N. Y., where the members of his regiment have erected a monument to his memory. His ability as commander of his regiment or brigade was always recognized and highly commended in official reports.
His death ended a career that was a brilliant one, indeed. His death was a personal loss to every member of the regiment.
Association with such a man was an honor, and the remembrance of him and his heroic services will ever be a loving and cherished memory.

Source: "A Brief History of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment New York Volunteers", by C.W. Boyce.


Inscription

This is a tall marble monument in Section K.
The inscriptions are as follows:

Side 1:
COL. DUDLEY DONNELLY.
28TH REG. N. Y. VOL.
DIED AT CULPEPPER C.H. VA.
AUG. 15, 1862
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THE
BATTLE OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN.
AUG. 9, 1862.
AGED 37 YEARS.

Side 2:
CECELIA A. PAINE
WIDOW OF COL. DUDLEY DONNELLY
AND WIFE OF DR. R. T. PAINE
DIED FEB. 5, 1881.
AGED 48 YEARS.

DR. ROBERT TREAT PAINE
LATE ASST. SURGEON 28 N. Y. VOL'S
MAJOR 2ND N. Y. MOUNTED RIFLES.
DIED NOV. 30, 1885
AGED 50 YEARS.


Side 3:

ERECTED MAY 22 A.D. 1863.
BY THE MEMBERS OF THE
28TH REGT. N. Y. VOLS.
AS A JUST TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR LATE
ESTEEMED COMMANDER.


Side 4:
SIDE 4 HAS SMALL LETTERING THAT IS BADLY WEATHERED AT THIS TIME. I BELIEVE IT IS A VERSE FROM THE BIBLE.


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  • Created by: Mike Niethe
  • Added: 22 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109017440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Dudley Donnelly (18 Dec 1824–15 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109017440, citing Cold Springs Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mike Niethe (contributor 47990888) .