Hallowell, Edward Needles, BGEN

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1863-1865, 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - African-American
Service Years
1862 - 1865


Brigadier General

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Hallowell, Edward Needles, BGEN.
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Home Town
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Medford, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Jul 26, 1871
Location of Interment
Mount Auburn Cemetery - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Indian Ridge Path, Lot 4124

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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.


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 Unit Assignments
Union Army
  1862-1863, 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  1863-1865, 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - African-American
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Battle of Fredericksburg 11 to 15 December 1862/Battle of Fredericksburg
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of Antietam
  1862-1862 Peninsula Campaign (1862)/Seven Days Battles June 25 to July 1 1862
  1863-1863 Civil War/Battle of Fort Wagner
  1864-1864 Civil War/Battle of Olustee
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