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Civil War Soldiers - Vogdes
|Vogdes, Israel, brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Willistown, Pa., Aug. 4, 1816. He was graduated
at the United States military academy in 1837, and entered the army as
second lieutenant in the 1st artillery. In the permanent establishment
he was promoted first lieutenant July 9, 1838; captain Aug. 20, 1847;
major May 14, 1861; lieutenant-colonel, 5th U. S. artillery June 1,
and colonel of the 1st U. S. artillery on Aug. 1, 1863; was brevetted
brigadier-general April 9, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services
in the field during the Civil war; and was retired at his own request
on Jan. 2, 1881. In the volunteer service he was appointed
brigadier-general of volunteers on Nov. 29, 1862, and was mustered out
on Jan. 15, 1866. He was assistant professor of mathematics in the
United States military academy from his graduation till 1849, served
against the Seminole Indians in Florida, was attached to the artillery
school at Fortress Monroe in 1858-60, and was ordered to reinforce
Fort Pickens, Fla., in 1861. He was captured while repelling a night
attack on Santa Rosa island Oct. 9, 1861, and confined in Libby prison
till exchanged in Aug., 1862. The batteries on Lighthouse inlet were
constructed by him and he commanded them in the attack on Morris
island, July 9, 1863. From Aug., 1863, till Feb., 1864, he was engaged
in the operations against Charleston. After the war he was in command
of the 1st artillery at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., till his retirement.
Gen. Vogdes died in New York city Dec. 7, 1889.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908