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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Norman J. Hall1

(Ap'd Mich.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1859.

Served in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1860.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Jan. 10, 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1860º‑66: in Defense of Ft. Sumter, S. C., Dec. 26, 1860, to Apr. 14, 1861 (except while accompanying the Rebel Commissioner to Washington, D. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1861), including its Bombardment, Apr. 13‑14, 1861, when it capitulated and was evacuated; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. 18 to June 2, 1861; in Operations on the Upper Potomac and in the Shenandoah

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Valley, June to Aug., 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug. to Dec., 1861; as Chief of Artillery of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hooker's Division, in guarding the Lower Potomac, Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — on Engineer duty, Apr. 7 to June 27, 1862, — on the Staff of the Commanding General, June 27 to July 12, 1862, — in the Operations before Richmond, June 25 to July 1, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — Skirmish at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862, — and

(Colonel, 7th Michigan Volunteers, July 14, 1862)

Reconnoissance to Malvern Hill, Aug. 5, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug. 29 to Sep. 2, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was wounded, — Reconnoissance

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 17, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Antietam, Md.)

to Charlestown, Oct. 16, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in command of Brigade, 2d Corps (Army of the Potomac), in the Rappahannock Campaign, Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11‑13, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Dec. 27,

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

1962, to Mar. 1, 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign, commanding Brigade (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1863, being engaged in  p727 the Storming of Marye Heights, May 3, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign, commanding Brigade (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — and several

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

Skirmishes; on sick leave of absence, July 23 to Sep. 27, 1863; on duty

(Captain, 5th Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

at the Grand Rapids Draft Rendezvous, Mich., Sep. 27, 1863, to Mar. 1, 1864; in hospital and on sick leave of absence, Mar. 1 to July 14, 1864;

(Discharged from Volunteer Service on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, June 4, 1864)

and on Courts Martial and Military Commission, July 14, 1864, to Mar. 20, 1865.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 22, 1865, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Disease contracted in the Line of Duty.

Served: as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Boston, Mas., Mar. 15, 1867, to May 26, 1867.

Died, May 26, 1867, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 30.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Named Jonathan N. Hall when he was graduated.

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