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N.J. Hall
N.J. Hall

Federal (USA)


Norman Jonathan Hall

Home State: Michigan
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Graduating West Point in July 1859 he was breveted 2nd Lt in the 4th US Artillery with permanent rank in the 1st US Artillery 10 Jan 1860. He was at Ft Sumter at the opening of the War.

He was promoted to 1st Lt in the 5th US Artillery 14 May 1861.

On 14 July 1862 he accepted the commission as Colonel of the 7th Michigan Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command of the 3rd Brigade, Sedwick's Division after Gen Dana was wounded in the Division's failed assault on the West Woods.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Captain in the Regular Army, 1 August 1863 and mustered out of Volunteer service in May 1864. He retired from the Army in Feb 1865.

He was cited by brevet for gallantry at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Heitman1. The photograph is from one in the collection of the Archives of Michigan, posted online2.

Birth State: NY    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1859    Class Rank: 13th
Death Date: 5/26/1867    


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 490  [AotW citation 1088]

2   State of Michigan, Library and Archives, Seeking Michigan, Published 2008, first accessed 28 February 2010, <http://seekingmichigan.org/>, Source page: /u?/p4006coll3,880  [AotW citation 1089]

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