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Hogan, Patrick Henry


Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/13/61, m/i 11/19/61, SGT, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, red 2/6/64, pow, Middletown, 5/24/62, prld 9/13/62, m/o 11/18/64

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Birth: abt 1841, Burlington, VT
Death: 11/21/1873

Burial: Benicia Army Cemetery, Benicia, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Angie
Findagrave Memorial #: 173525351


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Post-war, civil servant in Washington, DC, until 2LT, Co. A, 1st US CAV, as of 7/24/1872, died of pneumonia in Reno, NV, Jos. Bailey, Surg.


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Benicia Army Cemetery, Benicia, CA

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Patrick H. Hogan, formerly a brave cavalryman in the "First Vermont" holds a responsible position as a clerk in the Land Office at Washington, through the friendly offices of Judge Poland. "Patrick" just now is at home on a furlough, and we are glad to know that his "mreits" as a gentleman and a clerk is soon to give him a promotion inhis department. Mr. Hogan always gives a good account of himself wherever he goes.

Source: Burlington Times, 20 Apr 1867


City Small Talk

Patrick Henry Hogan, late of the Interior Department, late of the Post Office Department, etc., has been appointed clerk in the engineer's office, at the Columbia buildings. More strength for the party.

Source: National Republican, Washington, DC, 11 Jul 1872



The following appointments of second lieutenants in the regulararmy have been made: Patrick H. Hogan, District of Columbia; .....

Source: National Republican, Washington, DC, 1 Aug 1872
(The same article also appears in the Evening Star newspaper)



The many friends of Patrick H. Hogan, formerly of this city, will be pleased to learn of his good fortune in being appointed a second lieutenant in the First United States Cavalry. Mr. Hogan served honorably in the late war in the First Vermont Cavalry, and has recently been employed in the engineeers' department in the Board of Public Works at Washington, D.C. Lieut. Hogan is ordered to report at Benicia barracks, California.

Source: The Burlington Free Press, 9 Aug 1872


Vermont News

The President has promoted Patrick H. Hogan, of Vermont, belonging to the First Regiment of Vermont (sic) Cavalry, to be 2d Lieutenant, to date, from July 27 1872, vice Garvey, promoted, Company A.

Source: Burlington Democrat, 19 Oct 1872.



Second-Lieut. Patrick H. Hogan, First U.S. Cavalry, died of typhoid pneumonia, at Reno, Nevada, Nov. 21st, after only two days' illness. A general order, complimentary to his memory, and directing the officers to wear mourning for thirty days, was issued by Col Gillem, commanding the Regiment. He was buried with full military honors at Benicia Barracks, Nov. 23d. Lieut. Hogan was from Burlington, where he has always had a host of friends, from his general good nature and keen native wit. He was one of the first to volunteer in the war for the Union, and was a private in Capt. Brainerd Peck's company, in the First (Vermont Infantry) Regiment. Afterwards he was a Sergeant in Capt. Platt's Company A., of the First Vermont Cavalry. He was a good soldier and was the life of whatever camp he was attached to. After the war he was appointed a clerk in the land office at Washington, where he remained, until through the kindly offices of Judge Poland, who had taken a great liking to him, he received the army appointment, which he held at the time of his death. The deceased was a nephew of Mr. Patrick Ryder of this city.

Source: The Burlington Free Press, 4 Dec 1873.
Courtesy of Tom Ledoux

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