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H. C. Hoffman
H. C. Hoffman

Federal (USA)


Henry C Hoffman

(1827 - 1883)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered, at age 33, as Captain, Co. K of the 23rd Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Elmira. He was appointed Colonel of the Regiment on 16 May.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the 23rd New York Infantry, part of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. His Brigade advanced along the West side of the Hagerstown Pike early on the 17th in close support of BGen Gibbon's 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade.

The remainder of the War:
He remained in command of the Regiment through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He mustered out of service with the Regiment on 23 May 1863. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers in March 1865 for his service.

After the War:
He held elected office as a member of the NY State Assembly from Chemung County in 1869, 1880, and 1881. He committed apparently premeditated suicide in 1883.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service data from Phisterer1, with later life from his NY Times obituary transcribed online by Sue Greenhagen.

Birth Date: 01/14/1827    
Death Date: 08/26/1883    Death Place: Horseheads, NY    


1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pp. 1994, 1999  [AotW citation 926]

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