Henry Hogan

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Henry Hogan
Born (1840-03-08)March 8, 1840
Ireland
Died April 20, 1916(1916-04-20) (aged 76)
Montana
Place of burial Custer County Cemetery Miles City, Montana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1865-1879
Rank First Sergeant
Unit 5th United States Infantry Regiment, Company G
Battles/wars Cedar Creek
Battle of Bear Paw Mountain
Awards Medal of Honor (2)

Henry Hogan (March 8, 1840 – April 20, 1916) was a First Sergeant in the United States Army during the Black Hills War. He is noted as one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor twice.[1]

Biography[edit]

Henry Hogan was born in County Clare, Ireland. He moved to the United States, enlisted into the United States Army, and was assigned to Company G, in the 5th United States Infantry Regiment, under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles. On October 21, 1876, Hogan fought at the Battle of Cedar Creek, in Montana Territory against Lakota warriors under the leadership of Native American Chief Sitting Bull. For his actions in this engagement, he would receive his first Medal of Honor. Nearly one year after Cedar Creek on September 30, 1877, Hogan fought with the 5th Infantry against the Nez Perce under Chief Joseph in the Battle of Bear Paw. In this battle, he carried out a dramatic rescue of Henry Romeyn, carrying his wounded Second lieutenant off the field in the midst of heavy fire from the Nez Perce warriors. For this, he received a second Medal of Honor. Hogan lived in Miles City, Montana, which was named for Hogan's commander, the Colonel of the 5th Infantry Nelson A. Miles. He died in Miles City and is buried in the Custer County Cemetery there.[1]

Medal of Honor citations[edit]

FIRST AWARD[1]

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Montana, October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877.
Entered service at: United States.
Birth: Ireland.
Date of issue: June 26, 1894.

Citation:

... for gallantry in engagements at Cedar Creek, Montana and other campaigns ...


SECOND AWARD[1]

Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, September 30, 1877.

Citation:

... carried Lieutenant Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Awards and Citations: Henry Hogan". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
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