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.
March 08, 1840 at County
Service in the US Army from New York, NY
Earned First Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For
heroism October 21, 1876 to January 08, 1877 at Cedar Creek,
MT & Other Campaigns.
Second Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns for heroism
September 30, 1877 at Bear Paw Mountain, MT.
April 20, 1916 at the age of 76
During the winter campaign of 1876 (for the period October
21, 1876 to January 8, 1877), General Nelson Miles led valiant
American soldiers in a series of engagements against the Sioux
Indians primarily in and around the Montana Territory. Facing
not only a hostile enemy, these soldiers endured harsh winter
weather and meager living conditions to bring security to
settlers throughout the region. Private Henry Hogan was one of
31 soldiers to receive the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in
actions" during this period.
During the 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. When Lieutenant
Romeyn was seriously wounded, 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.