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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 08/03/1840 Ireland.  d. 20/04/1916 Montana.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTIONS: 21/10/1876 to 08/01/1877 and 30/09/1877

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

FIRST AWARD

 

... for bravery at Cedar Creek,Montana ...

 

SECOND AWARD

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CUSTER COUNTY CEMETERY, MILES CITY, MONTANA.

Section D, Lot 3, Block 18

Henry Hogan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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