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Former Union volunteer general, Henry M. Judah, dies at his station in Plattsburg, New York.

Henry Moses Judah, detail
02/14/1866

Henry Moses Judah, the son of an Episcopal minister, had graduated from West Point with Ulysses S. Grant in 1843 and distinguished himself during the Mexican War.  During the Civil War, his service had not been without its up and downs but he had reached the rank of brevet brigadier-general.  He was popularly noted as the Union Army commander who had shared the rations of his men with impoverished Georgians around Marietta following the surrender.  After the war he had been stationed at Plattsburg, New York, where he died.  Judah had been plagued with alcoholism for decades and was only forty-four years old.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Judah, Brevet Col. USA," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 554.

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