|Title||James Hogun document set|
|Date||1785 February 25 [letter].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Hogan, James, d. 1781
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Scope & Content||
James Hogun document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
L.S., 1785, February 25, Town Creek [DE], to "Sir" [no address]; describes bad roads impeding progress to join - asks him for [?] to be sent to meet him.
James Hogun, ?-1781; an Irishman who found his way to North Carolina, Halifax County. On October 3, 1751 he married Ruth Norfleet. James Hogun’s neighbors elected him as delegate to the Provincial Congresses and the Constitutional Convention when they met in Halifax town.
Leading North Carolina troops to join General Washington he fought in the bloody battles of Brandywine and Germantown. After these terrible defeats, General Washington sent Hogun back home to find more men to fight. With the 600 men who joined him Hogun joined Washington at Valley Forge.
General Washington recommended Hogun for Brigadier General for his bravery at Germantown. In 1780, General Hogan with his Brigade was sent South to help General Lincoln at Charlestown, S.C. Lincoln could not hold out against the British, and on May 12, 1780 he surrendered with General Hogun and all 1200 of his brave Halifax County Soldiers. They were imprisoned at Haddrell’s Point near the town of Mount Pleasant, S.C.
General Hogan was offered a parole to return home, but when his men were not allowed to go also he refused to go. He died while in prison.
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|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|