Civil War Union Army Officer. He enlisted in the Union Army in response to the outbreak of the Civil War, and recieved a commission of 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. In this role he was with his unit at the September 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland, and participated in the Union assult on the "Bloody Lane." He later wrote an account of the action that is still quoted by historians today. In February 1864 he was tabbed to officer one of the newly raised African American regiments, becoming the Lieutenant Colonel of the 25th United States Colored Troops. he was soon advanced to Colonel and commander of the regiment, and led it as it was assigned first to garrison duty in Florida, then in occupation duty after the end of the war. He served until December 1865, when the regiment was mustered out of Federal service.
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Caroline Neal Kingsbury Hitchcock
Harriet Eunice Hitchcock Guilford