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 U.S. Infantry, G Company
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]

Hogan was originally from County Clare, Ireland. He received his first citation for gallantry in action against Sitting Bull's Lakota warriors at the 1876 Battle of Cedar Creek, and the second one for a dramatic rescue of his lieutenant in the 1877 fight at Bear Paw Mountain. Hogan carried Henry Romeyn off the field in the midst of heavy fire from the Indian warriors.[1] He was a member of Company G of the 5th U.S. Infantry under Colonel Nelson A. Miles.

Hogan is buried in the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City, Montana.

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., Mont., October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877.
Entered service at:------.
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, Mont., September 30, 1877.

Citation:

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

See also[edit]

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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