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COL. HUDSON DEAD. Col. Edward McKeever Hudson, U.S. Army. retired, late Major 15th Inf., died at his home in Washington on Thursday, July 21, after a short illness, from Bright's disease. Since his retirement from active service Col. Hudson has resided in Washington, and has always been prominent in Army and Naval circles. He was born in Connecticut, and appointed to the Mili- tary Academy from that State on July 1, 1845. He graduated and was made Brevet Second Lieutenant in 1849, and attached to the 3d Art. On Sept. 12, 1850, he was promoted to the Sec- ond Lieutenancy of the 4th Art. and April 30, 1855, to First Lieutenant. His commission as Captain followed May 14, 1861. He was next promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and Aid-de- Camp on March 31, 1863, for gallant conduct in the battle of the Wilderness and the cam- paign before Richmond. Upon the reorganiza- tion of the Army he was made Major of the 15th Inf., and served with that regiment until March 15, 1869, when he detached, and re- mained unassigned until Dec. 15, 1870, when he was placed upon the Retired List upon his own application. His record through the war was one to which his friends point with pride, and his entire military career was that of a true soldier and gentleman.