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 Edward Needles Hallowell

Edward Needles Hallowell

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Jul 1871 (aged 34)
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Indian Ridge Path, Lot 4124
Memorial ID 12926 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the start of the Civil War, he accepted an appointment as Major in the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment, commanded by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. During the assault on July 18, 1863, at the Confederate's Fort Wagner, Major Hallowell commanded the left wing with half of the regiment directly behind Colonel Shaw's right wing. He was severely wounded, Colonel Shaw was killed and half the regiment loss. After he recuperated he returned as Colonel to command the 54th for the rest of the war. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers. After the war, he was a merchant in Medford, Massachusetts, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Needles Hallowell (3 Nov 1836–26 Jul 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12926, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .