Photograph of First Lieutenant Dudley G. Shirley

122nd NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The photograph on this page also appears on the site of the 122nd re-enactors at, from which this copy was "borrowed." Please visit that site to see more about the service of Dudley Shirley in particular and about the regiment in general. They have a great deal of very interesting material about the historical regiment.


The Syracuse Journal of Thursday, June 9, 1964 carried the following information about his wounding at the Battle of Cold Harbor.

WOUNDED OFFICERS—It is telegraphed to the New York papers that Lieut. T. L. Poole [Poole was wounded in the left elbow and side. KJW] and Lieut. D. G. Shirley, both of the 122d regiment, wounded at the Cold Harbor battle, arrived at Washington on Tuesday.


Below you will find his entry from pages 3451-3452, Volume IV of Phisterer's New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.

SHIRLEY, DUDLEY G., Age 29 years; enrolled August 3, 1862, at Onondaga to serve three years; mustered in as Corporal, Company D, August 8, 1862; promoted Sergeant in January, 1863; First Sergeant, March 1, 1863; wounded in action, June 1, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.; mustered in as First Lieutenant, July 6, 1864; wounded in action, September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Va.; discharged for disability from wounds, November 20, 1864; commissioned, not mustered Second Lieutenant, November 9, 1863, with rank from October 3, 1863, vice J. W. Taylor, discharged; First Lieutenant, July 6, 1864, with rank from June 21, 1864, vice H. H. Hoyt, killed in action; Captain, not mustered, December 24, 1864, with rank from December 17, 1864, vice D. Cossitt, discharged.

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