Age: 44, credited to Goshen, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 12/29/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. H, 5th VT INF, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, tr to 171st Co., 2nd Btln, VRC 11/26/64, m/o 7/17/65
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Birth: 03/18/1813, Ireland
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 60631464
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Great Granduncle of William J. Bonville, Grants Pass, OR
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St. Marys Cemetery, Brandon, VT
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John Hogan was a farmer in Goshen in Addison County. He was naturalized in Rutland 20 Aug 1842, giving his birth date as 18 March 1813 in County Kilkenny. He and his wife "Nancy," aka Ann, who was 15 when she had their first child, had nine children. They were married in Brandon by a circuit-riding priest.
John enlisted for service in the Civil War in Co. H of the 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry on 29 December 1863, for three years, and was mustered in 5 Jan 1864. His papers indicated he was born in Ireland Town, known in Ireland as Irish Town, a section of Kilkenny City. When he enlisted he was said to be 44 years old, (other records say 46, while his naturalization record and the latest census would make him 50 years of age when he enlisted) and stood 5 ft 11-½ inches, which was very tall for the time. John joined the regiment on 29 February 1864 while it was encamped near Brandy Station, Virginia. In 1864 the regiment took an active part in the terrible Wilderness campaign from the Rapidan to Petersburg. It went into this campaign with about five hundred muskets, and in one month lost 349 men in killed, wounded and missing, including two field officers, six captains and five lieutenants. John was wounded on May 5 1864 when a shell fragment hit his left foot, and the limb of a large tree, taken off by the shell, fell across his back, badly injuring him. He returned to duty in September, when the regiment participated in Sheridan's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.
John was again wounded (in hip and forearm) at the Battle of Winchester, 19 September 1864. At the Frederick, Va, Army General Hospital, a Minnie ball was removed from his hip. On 29 September he was transferred to the General Hospital at Brattleboro, VT, and in November to Baxter General Hospital, Burlington. There he was transferred to the Invalid Corps on 24 November 1864. He recovered such that he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps 171st company, 2nd battalion, on 15 Dec 1864, and assigned to the Defenses of Washington until June 29, 1865. He was mustered out in Burlington, VT, on 17 July 1865.
In the 1870 census, John Hogan, 60, and Ann Hogan, 42, still resided in Goshen. In that census, it was noted that neither John nor Ann could read or write.
His wounds were such that he was in constant pain and unable to work his farm in his later years, according to affidavits filed in his pension application. He died 23 April 1880.
His wife, Ann Gillian, applied for and received a widow's pension upon his death. Her application was made 7 June 1891, and received on certificate 277748. She was born in 1824 and died 9 Sept 1892.
Both are buried in the Patrick Tannian family plot, along with their son Thomas (a Seventh VVI veteran), in row 5, Section D, in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brandon.
Source: Contributed by William Bonville, Grant's Pass, OR, John's great-grandnephew, from family information.