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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Hudson


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Kennedy

Date of Birth: 1840

Date of Death: 1907

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Joseph Kennedy Hudson

•  American Civil War (1861 - 1865)
•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Joseph Kennedy Hudson
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Joseph Kennedy Hudson was born in 1840.

At the start of the Civil War, Hudson enlisted as a Private in Company E, of the 3rd Kansas Regiment. He participated in the various battles through the campaigns in Missouri and was commissioned a First Lieutenant in 1862. In December 1863, he was commissioned Major of the 62nd U.S. Colored Infantry. He commanded the 62nd in engagements through Mississippi to Texas, until the end of the war.

After the war he engaged in farming, editor of the Topeka Capital and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1871. In May 1898, President McKinley commissioned him Brigadier General of Volunteers, assigned to the 4th Army Corps. During the Spanish-American War, he was in command of the 2nd Brigade of the 4th Army at Tampa, FL, and was mustered out in November 1898.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Joseph Kennedy Hudson died in 1907. He is buried at Topeka Cemetery in Topeka, KS.

Honoree ID: 2657   Created by: MHOH




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