Dudley Mclver DuBose

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Dudley Mclver DuBose was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, October 28, 1834. After attending the University of Mississippi, he was graduated from the Lebanon (Tennessee) Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1857. Having removed to Augusta, Georgia, in 1860, he entered Confederate service as a lieutenant, and was commissioned colonel of the 15th Georgia Infantry in January The regiment was present at Gettysburg in General John B. Hood's division, where it lost heavily, and in the subsequent movements of the 1st Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. DuBose was promoted brigadier from November 16, Attached to General Ewell's forces during the retreat from Richmond, he was captured along with that officer and a number of other generals at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865, and was not released from Fort Warren until July. He subsequently made his residence in Washington, Georgia, and resumed the practice of law. General DuBose was a Representative in Congress, 1871 to 1873, after which he resided in Georgia until his death, which occurred on March 2, 1883, in the town of his adoption. His wife was a daughter of General Robert Toombs. He is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery at Washington, Georgia.

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Ref: Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders by Ezra J. Warner.  Printed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London.