From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hudson Garland '55

Date of birth: December 20, 1830

Date of death: February 26, 1861

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find many details about Hudson Martin Garland's life or loss. He was born in Virginia and appointed to the Naval Academy from Michigan.

He died on February 26, 1861 in Brooklyn and is buried in Washington, D.C.

He was survived by his father, James Garland, a brother (who served in the Union Army), and two sisters (one of whom was married to General James Longstreet, a famous Confederate General).


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 20 November, 1848. Passed Midshipman, 12 June, 1855. Master, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 17 October, 1856. Died 26 February, 1861.

Class of 1855

Hudson is one of 6 members of the Class of 1855 on Virtual Memorial Hall.