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H.F. Devol

H.F. Devol

Federal (USV)


Hiram Fosdick Devol

(1831 - 1912)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 36th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

At age 30, he was commissioned Captain of Company A, 36th Ohio Infantry on 13 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He led his Company in pushing Confederate skirmishers back across the Lower Bridge on the morning of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Major to date from 7 September 1862, and Lieutenant Colonel on 21 October 1862. He was promoted to Colonel of the Regiment on 19 March 1864. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General on 13 March 1865, and mustered out of service on 17 July 1865.

After the War

In June 1889 he was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue in Kansas City, MO. He had lived there since about 1881.

References & notes

Campaign information from Carman1, who has him as H.F. Duval. Service details from Heitman2 and the Roster3. His photo from a CDV in the collection of the Ohio Historical Society. Personal details from family genealogists.


08/06/1831; Waterford Township, OH


11/12/1912; Kansas City, MO; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 25  [AotW citation 10629]

2   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. 370  [AotW citation 10630]

3   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 638  [AotW citation 10631]