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William Ludgate
Major, United States Army
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



William Ludgate Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins


Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 11 May 2004  Updated: 17 September 2005 Updated: 6 January 2006
US Army Medal of Honor

William Ludgate Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004