A Guide to the John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865
Farmer and soldier John S. Dudley (d. 1863) was born to John Dudley and Nancy Cartledge in Moore County, Tennessee. Dudley settled on a farm in Alabama, where he married Martha Caroline Maples and had two children. In 1861, Dudley enlisted in the Confederate Army and was killed at the battle of Chancellorsville two years later. After his death, his wife moved to Collin County, Texas.
Source: “Descendents of Luke Landers.” Family Tree Maker. Accessed May 18, 2011. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/Decody-B-Marble/BOOK-0001/0009-0005.html.
Photocopies of correspondence, financial papers, and receipts comprise the John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865, documenting Dudley’s domestic expenses and military service during the Civil War. Financial papers and receipts (1859-1861) shed light on Dudley’s farming expenses before the Civil War. Correspondence consists of a letter by G. P. Green to Dudley (1856), a letter from Dudley to John Butler describing war conditions in Virginia (1861), and a letter from George R. Hodges to Martha C. Dudley offering condolences after the death of her husband (1863). Additionally, the collection includes Martha C. Dudley’s oath of allegiance to the United States of America (1865).
This collection is open for research use.
John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers