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Civil War Soldiers - Judah

Judah, Henry M., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Snow Hill, Md., June 12, 1821. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1843, entering the 8th infantry, in the Mexican war led his company in storming the city of Monterey, and won the brevets of 1st lieutenant and captain for his bravery at Molino del Rey and the capture of the City of Mexico. He was promoted captain in the 4th infantry in 1853 and served actively against Indians in California, Washington, and Oregon until the Civil war, when he became colonel of a volunteer regiment, being promoted subsequently brigadier-general of volunteers March 21, 1862. He was acting inspector-general of the Army of the Tennessee, and then, resigning his staff appointment, commanded the 1st division of the Army of the Reserve until the evacuation of Corinth by the Confederate troops, after which he was reappointed acting inspector-general of the Army of the Ohio in Oct., 1862, unsuccessfully opposed the advance of Morgan across the Cumberland river, and was active in the pursuit of the Confederate general, following him to near Salineville, Ohio, where Morgan surrendered, July 26, 1863. Gen. Judah commanded the right wing of the 2nd division of Schofield's Army of the Ohio at Resaca, Ga., May 14, 1864, losing 600 men in the struggle. He was mustered out of the volunteer service, Aug. 24, 1865, having received, on March 13, 1865, the brevets of lieutenant-colonel and colonel in the regular army for gallant and meritorious services in the war, and he was made commander of the post at Plattsburg, N. Y., where he died, Jan. 14, 1866.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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