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W. P. Hogarty

W. P. Hogarty

Federal (USV)


William Patrick Hogarty

(1840 - 1914)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company D, in the 23rd 16 May 1861. He was detached for service with Battery B, 4th US Artillery.

On the Campaign

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Antietam on September 17th.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862, and lost his left arm. He returned to service as 2nd Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps in January 1865.

After the War

He was mustered out of Volunteer service in October 1866. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 45th US Infantry 28 July 1866, and retired 31 December 1870.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

More on the Web

See a post-war (c. 1900) photograph of then-retired Bvt. Captain Hogarty, and of the home he built in Kansas.


2/16/1840; New York, NY


10/23/1914; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, KS