Col Norman Jonathan Hall

Col Norman Jonathan Hall

Birth
New York, USA
Death 26 May 1867 (aged 30)
New York, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 14259335 · View Source
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Norman Hall was born in New York in 1837 and graduated from West Point in 1859. In April 1861 he was the youngest officer stationed at Fort Sumter during the bombardment on the 12th. He was in charge of the detachment that fired the salute as the garrison flag was being lowered after the surrender of the fort.
Hall served for a time after Sumter as chief of artillery for Gen. Joseph Hooker's division and then as a staff officer for the Chief of Engineers during the Peninsula Campaign. He was promoted to colonel and given command of the 7th Michigan Infantry. He was wounded at Antietam and assumed command of his brigade after the wounding of the brigade commander. It was Hall's brigade that stormed over the pontoon bridges at Fredericksburg and cleared the Confederates from the city in December 1862. They then assaulted Marye's Heights.
At Gettysburg Hall's Brigade occupied the Union center on Cemetery Ridge and helped resulse Wright's Georgia Brigade on July 2 and Pickett's Division on July 3.
Shortly after Gettysburg Hall requested leave due to his failing health. While at Fort Sumter two years earlier he had contracted typhiod fever which continued to both him. Resigning from the service in February 1865 he returned home and died there on Typhiod in 1867.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Norman Jonathan Hall (4 Mar 1837–26 May 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14259335, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ethan F. Bishop (contributor 46863003) .