|Birth||Nov. 2, 1842|
|Death||Feb. 14, 1930|
|Unit||7th Illinois Infantry, Company F|
Sergeant Henry V Hoagland
Company F, 7th Illinois Infantry
Hoagland was born in Summerville, New Jersey on November 2, 1842. He was residing in Bunker Hill (Macoupin County), Illinois when he enlisted as a corporal on July 22, 1861. Hoagland was mustered on July 22, 1861 and served over 4 years. He was discharged on July 9, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Hoagland was promoted to sergeant during his tour of duty.
The 7th Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo, Illinois on July 25, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862).
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 12 killed and 6 wounded in 2 days of fighting.
Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).
Battle of Allatoona Pass (GA) (October 4-5, 1864).
General Sherman’s March to the Sea (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Hoagland died on February 14, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Hoagland was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.