CDV - 32ND MASSACHUSETTS LIEUTENANT GEORGE M. HUDSON WHO WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED IN ACTION

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Image is of Lieutenant George M. Hudson of Companies F & H of the 32nd Mass. Infantry. Hudson is shown seated at a table on which rests his slouch hat with a 5th Corps badge sewn to the side facing the camera. The Lieutenant is wearing a dark officer’s frock coat with 2nd Lieutenant shoulder straps and matching dark trousers with thin, light leg stripe. Hudson is seated in a high-backed chair with one arm resting on the table next to his hat. He is posed in front of a painted backdrop that looks to be of a wooded lakeside. Image is clear & clean with great contrast. Reverse has photographers imprint of G.C. WHITE… BOSTON and collector ID. The ID is confirmed by another on-line image.

George Martin Hudson was born in Hingham, Mass. on March 29, 1829. He enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 32nd Mass. on February 19, 1862. He made Sergeant less than a month later on March 1st and on November 15th he was promoted to 1st Sergeant. Just before 1862 ended Hudson received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant on December 29th. Not long after the Battle of Gettysburg on September 29, 1863 Hudson was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Co. H. He was wounded in action at Laurel Hill during the Spotsylvania Campaign on May 12, 1864. His wound was severe being hit in both legs. He was hospitalized at Douglas Hospital in Washington, D.C. on May 15th. He was discharged because of his wounds at Boston, Mass. on February 15, 1865. After the war he was a member of the F. P. H. Rogers Post #29 of the GAR in Waltham, Mass. He died in Hingham, Mass. in 1915 and is buried in Hingham Cemetery.

 

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