|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1884|
New York, USA
Author and Journalist.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, author, poet and journalist Augustine Joseph Hickey later adopted the surname "Duganne".
A Lieutenant Colonel during the Civil War, Duganne, a member of the 176th Regiment, New York Infantry (the Ironsides Regiment), was captured in 1863 and spent over a year in Confederate prisons. He drew on this prisoner of war experience with the publication of a memoir, "Camps and Prisons : Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf". His other works ranged on a wide variety of subjects and included volumes of poetry, histories, satires and novels. Both before and after the Civil War, he was a prolific and popular contributor to many newspaper and periodical publications of the era.
Duganne espoused nativist philosophies, and was a founder of the "Know Nothing" party, serving a term in the New York State Legislature. That party enjoyed some electoral success in the 1850s, but largely lost popularity as a political movement before the Civil War.
Priscilla Elkin Duganne (1817 - 1884)*
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: SECTION 1 SITE 3923
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2588040
Metropolitan lodge, NYC during the Civil War|
Added: Jul. 22, 2015
He was a prisoner of war at Camp Groce, near Hempstead, Texas from June to December 1863. He book was instrumental in telling the story of POW life at Camp Groce that year.Follow Camp Groce CSA at:https://www.facebook.com/dlisarelli|
Added: Oct. 16, 2013
You were captured with my g-grandfather (Edward Middleton, 176 Infantry, "Ironsides") on June 23, 1863 near Brashear City, LA. RIP|
Added: Sep. 15, 2013
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