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H. Ewing
H. Ewing

Federal (USA)


Hugh Boyle Ewing

(1826 - 1905)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He attended the USMA from 1844-48, but resigned before graduation, and became a gold prospector, and later a lawyer. In May 1861 he was appointed brigade inspector of Ohio state volunteers, and served in Western Virginia. In August 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 30th Ohio Regiment.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Colonel in command of the 30th OH Regiment part of First Brigade/Kanawha Division/Ninth (IX) Corps. He assumed command of the brigade when Col. Scammon moved up to Division.

The remainder of the War:
He also led his Regiment on the Vicksburg campaign and in November 1862 was appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers. He then commanded the 4th Division/XV Corps at Chattanooga, commanded at Louisville KY, and on the Carolinas campaign.

After the War:
He was US minister to Holland, lawyer, and author.

College: USMA (not grad)    

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