LUDGATE, WILLIAM - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company G, 59th New York Veteran Infantry.
Place and date:   At Farmville, Va., 7 April 1865.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   10 August 1889.

Citation:   Gallantry and promptness in rallying his men and advancing with a small detachment to save a bridge about to be fired by the enemy.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)