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Ethelbert L. Dudley
Col. Ethelbert L. Dudley
Born 1818
Died February 20, 1862 (aged 43–44)
Place of birth Lexington, Kentucky
Place of death Columbia, Kentucky
Place of burial Lexington Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Unit 21st Kentucky Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley (1818 – February 20, 1862) was a prominent Kentucky physician and a member of the faculty of Transylvania Medical School.

Early life

Dudley, the son of Ambrose Dudley, was born near Lexington, Kentucky. He was educated at Harvard University and Transylvania Medical School.[1]

Medical career

Dudley studied under his famous uncle, Benjamin Dudley, at Transylvania Medical School; graduating in 1842 and joining the faculty. While at Transylvania, he held several positions including chair of the of department of General and Pathological Anatomy. Dudley originated and was editor of the Transylvania Medical Journal. Additionally, Dudley was on faculty at the newly formed Kentucky School of Medical and the United States Marine Hospital of Louisville.

Grave of Dudley

Military service and death

In 1862, at age 45, Dudley died of typhoid fever in Columbia, Kentucky. At the time of his death he was serving in the 21st Kentucky Infantry during the American Civil War. He was interned at Lexington Cemetery.


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