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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Benjamin H. Hodgson

(Ap'd Pa.)


Benjamin Hubert Hodgson: Born June 30, 1848, Philadelphia, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty Scouting in Colorado, Sep. 30 to Nov., 1870, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Mar., 1871; in garrison at Unionville, S. C., to Oct., 1871, — Columbia, S. C., Oct., 1871, — Spartanburg, S. C., to Mar., 1873 (leave of absence, Aug. to Oct. 28, 1872), — and Memphis, Ten., Mar., 1873; on frontier duty at Yankton, Dak., Apr., 1873, — Yellowstone Expedition, to Sep., 1873, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., to June, 1874, — Black Hills Expedition, to Aug., 1874, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., to Sep., 1874, — Shreveport, La., to Apr., 1876, except while attending a Court Martial and a Congressional Committee, Dec., 1874, to Feb. 23, 1875, and on leave of absence, Apr. 1 to Oct. 1, 1875, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Apr., 1876, — and on Sioux Expedition, to June 15,º 1876, where, in the Massacre of the Little Big Horn, Mon., he was

Killed, June 25, 1876: Aged 28.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1877, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Hodgson's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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