Colonel, United States Army
Guilford Dudley was active in the Provincial Congress early in the Revolutionary War. He was appointed by the Congress in November 1776 to hold an election in Halifax to elect a delegate to replace James Hogun, who had been given command of the new 7th North Carolina Regiment. Dudley was active in the militia and became a member of Royal White Hart Lodge in Halifax. In July 1781, while a Lieutenant Colonel in the militia, he was nominated as a Major of Horse in the North Carolina Line. Colonel Duldey was with a North carolina Militia unit with Lafayette's army near Jamestown, VA, in September of 1781, and wrote the Governor of NC that they were awaiting the arrival of General Washington. After the war, Dudley moved to Fayetteville and joined Phoenix Lodge. He received the Mark Master and Past Master degrees in an occasional lodge on November 16, 1790, and was present on November 23, 1790, when these degrees were conferred on Brother Alexander Martin.