Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Michigan's Col. Hall in the Civil War

From the April 20, 2011, Toledo (Ohio) Blade "Monroe County remembers its native son at Fort Sumter" by Mark Reiter.

The only Michigan soldier at Fort Sumter was Norman Hall from Raisinville Township in Monroe County.  He was a West Point graduate and fought at other battles during the course of the war.  At Gettysburg, Col. Hall's 3rd Brigade is credited with fighting off the Confederate charge that won the battle.

However, much more attention is given to Monroe County's better-known person, George Armstrong Custer.  Norman Hall died at age 30 after the war and is buried at West Point, 30 yards away from Custer.

Never Heard of Col. Hall.  --Old Secesh

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