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.

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 him off the field in the midst of heavy fire from the Indian warriors. He was a member of Company G of the 5th U.S. Infantry under Col. Nelson A. Miles.

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

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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

Citation:

Gallantry in actions.

SECOND AWARD
Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., September 30, 1877.

Citation:

Carried Lt. Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.

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