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[414] this gallant soldier offered up the life which had from the very first sound of arms been devoted to his country. His loss was sadly felt by the gallant men whom he had led, and by whom he was fondly loved, and in his native city, where he was known as a modest gentleman and earnest Christian, his death was deeply deplored.


Brigadier-General Dudley M. Dubose

Brigadier-General Dudley M. DuBose was a native of Tennessee, born at Memphis in November, 1834. Enjoying the advantages of good schools, he prepared for college and entered the university of Mississippi, and after completing his course there studied at the Lebanon law school and was admitted to the bar. He soon afterward removed to Georgia and settled at Washington, Wilkes county, where he married a daughter of Robert Toombs. When Georgia seceded, there was no doubt as to where Dudley DuBose would stand. Entering the Confederate army as a lieutenant in one of the Augusta companies, he served in the Virginia and Maryland campaigns of 1862 in a subordinate position in Toombs' brigade, and in January, 1863, was commissioned colonel of the Fifteenth Georgia. At Gettysburg, DuBose for the first time led his regiment in battle, under the brigade command of General Benning, in Hood's division. Late in the afternoon of July 3d, after Pickett's immortal but unsuccessful charge, General Law was ordered to withdraw Hood's division from the line it had held at Round Top since the evening of the 2d, to the ridge near the Emmitsburg road, from which it had advanced. McLaws' division retired first, and the courier who delivered the order to General Benning holding the left of the division, in designating the position to which he was to retire, pointed to the line McLaws had just abandoned. General Law, in describing what followed, says: ‘Benning, supposing that McLaws had been moved for the purpose of reinforcing our line on some other part of the field, dispatched Colonel DuBose with the Fifteenth Georgia ’

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