Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
June 01, 1833 at Galen, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Michigan
21, 1913 at the age of 79
The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on
September 30, 1877 at Bear Paw Mountain, MT
summer and early fall of 1877 the U.S. Cavalry was in pursuit of
Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indian tribe as they attempted to
cross through Montana and reach Canada. After numerous battles,
including the battle of the Little Big Hole in early August, the
Cavalry found it difficult to follow and locate Chief Joseph and
his traveling tribe. After a forced march of several days, the
Indian camp was located near Bear Paw Mountain, where the final
battle that lead to the surrender of the Nez Perce nation
occurred on September 30. After four of the five officers of the
Seventh Cavalry were wounded in the first charge, Lieutenant
Henry Romeyn of the 5th Infantry led the charge, mounted on a
captured Indian horse. He led his command into close range of
the enemy and held his position. He was seriously wounded in
action and Private Henry Hogan braved the withering fire to
carry the wounded officer from the field of battle. Both men
received Medals of Honor in the Bear Paw Mountain battle, making
Private Hogan's action one of the few instances in history where
the Medal of Honor was awarded for saving the life of a Medal of
Honor recipient. Seven other men earned Medals of Honor in the
Bear Paw Mountain battle.