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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

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