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William Dudley Foulke
Foulke
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1848
Date of Death: 1935
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Journalist, Political reformer
Spouse: Mary Taylor Reeves
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain;
American Front
Type of Appearance: Direct
Occupation: Soldier

William Dudley Foulke (November 20, 1848 – May 30, 1935) was an American literary critic, journalist, poet and reformer.

William Dudley Foulke in Southern VictoryEdit

William Dudley Foulke was a young boy of 14 when the War of Secession began, too young to join the US Army. After the war ended in defeat, Foulke did join the army in the hopes of doing the United States some good.

By 1881, Foulke was a Lieutenant Colonel serving on the border near El Paso, Texas. He delivered the warning issued by the US government to Confederate General Jeb Stuart, the commander of the CSA's Trans-Mississippi Department, that the United States would not tolerate any movement of troops into the provinces of Sonora and Chihuahua. For his part, Stuart wondered what the stuck-up young Foulkes was doing out west.

By 1914, Foulke was now a Major-General and when the Great War began later that year, a divisional commander in eastern Kentucky. When one of his divisions majors, Irving Morrell, was transferred to the United States General Staff in Philadelphia in the spring of 1915, Foulke gave him a translated copy of Vegetius' Epitoma rei militaris, a treat Morrell relished on the long train ride east.

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