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Civil War Soldiers - Hascall

Hascall, Milo S., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of New York, and during childhood removed with his parents to Indiana, from which state he was appointed to the United States military academy at West Point. He entered that institution of learning in 1848 and graduated with the class of 1852, being brevetted on July 1 of that year second lieutenant and assigned to the 3d artillery. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the 2nd artillery on March 31, 1853, serving in garrison at Fort Adams, R. I, in 1852-3, and he resigned from the service on Sept. 30, 1853. The following year he became a railroad contractor in Indiana, and from 1855 to 1861 followed the practice of law in Goshen. He served as district attorney of Elkhart and La Grange counties, Ind., 1856-58; was school examiner for Elkhart county, 1859-61, and during the same years also served as clerk of the county, circuit, and common pleas courts. In the Civil war he served as aide-de-camp, with the rank of captain, to Gen. Thomas A. Morris, from April 27 to June 12, 1861. Upon the latter date he was commissioned colonel and organized the 17th Ind. volunteers, with which he served in the western Virginia campaign from August to November, having previously been engaged in the action of Philippi on June 3. He commanded a brigade in the Army of the Cumberland in the Tennessee campaign from Oct., 1862, to March, 1863, having been commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, April 25, 1862, and he was engaged in the battle of Stone's river, in which action he commanded a division. He was engaged in collecting stragglers from the army, throughout the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, from March to June, 1863, was then in command of the district of Indiana until August; in command of a division in the Army of the Ohio, in operations in East Tennessee. Aug., 1863, to March, 1864, being engaged in the defense of Knoxville, and numerous skirmishes ; was in command of the 2nd division of the 23d corps, Army of the Ohio, in the invasion of Georgia, May 28 to Oct. 27, 1864, being engaged in numerous actions and skirmishes on the advance to Atlanta, siege of Atlanta, and occupation of Decatur and vicinity. He resigned his commission on Oct. 27, 1864, and returned to his home in Goshen, Ind., where, in 1865, he initiated a successful career as a banker.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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