Clinton Hogue, prominent citizen and Civil war veteran, of Washington county, is now living a retired life at Barnes, Kan., after a successful and enterprising career. He was born in Summit county, Ohio, February 24, 1839, and is a son of Moses and Margaret Hogue, the former a native of Ireland, of Scotch ancestry, and the mother of Vermont. Moses Hogue, the father, immigrated to America with his parents, who settled in Summit county, Ohio, when he was about five years old. Here Moses Hogue grew to manhood, was married and spent his entire life. Clinton Hogue was reared and grew to manhood in Summit county, where he obtained his education in the public schools. About 1857 he went to Waterloo, Ind., where he was engaged in the harness business when the great Civil war came on, and on July 6, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Nineteenth Indiana infantry. This regiment was later a part of what was known as the "Iron Brigade." Mr. Hogue participated in the second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. He was wounded at the battle of Antietam and was at the hospital at Katieville, where he remained for a few days, when he was transferred to the Naval School Hospital at Annapolis, Md., but recovered in time to join his regiment before the battle of Chancellorsville, where his corps was held in reserve. He was also in the three days' battle of Gettysburg, and students of history will recall that the Nineteenth Indiana regiment took a conspicuous part in this battle, in which they were so stubbornly opposed by the Eleventh North Carolina under command of General Pettegrew, who reformed his regiment time after time and made repeated attacks until over half of his men lay dead on the field. This conflict on Seminary Ridge, which was a mere incident to the great battle of Gettysburg, has gone on record as one of the bloodiest fights in history. From Gettysburg his regiment followed Lee back to Virginia and participated in the campaign of the Wilderness, which lasted all summer and was almost continuous fighting. They were in the operations in front of Petersburg and in the repulse of Lee at Bethany church. On June 18, while in front of Petersburg, Mr. Hogue was wounded again, and was sent to the Federal hospital on Davis Island in the East river near New York City, and after several months recovered, and on December 1, 1864, returned to the front again, when he was promoted to orderly sergeant, Company C, Twentieth Indiana infantry, and for a time did patrol duty around Petersburg. Lee then retreated towards Appomattox, and the Twentieth Indiana was one of the regiments to follow close after the remnants of the Confederate army, and on the morning of April 9, 1865, they were fored[sic] in battle line just across a small creek from the Confederates, ready for an attack, when they received the information that Lee had surrendered, and the curtain had fallen on the greatest drama of American history.
Mr. Hogue was discharged at Indianapolis, Ind., July 15, 1865. He then spent some time visiting old friends in Summit county, Ohio, and in Waterloo, Ind., when he went to Missouri, locating in Andrew county, where he was engaged in farming and stock raising about five years. In March, 1870, he went to Kansas and took a homestead in Washington county, a tthat[sic] time locaed[sic] in Lincoln township, now Barnes township. He broke prairie and improved his farm in the summer time and in the winter did teaming for himself and other settlers between Pawnee City, Neb., and Waterville, at Concordia, Jewel City, Beloit and other towns. He was engaged in farming and stock raising until 1884. He was very successful and made money. He then removed to Barnes and engaged in the general mercantile business and at the same time continuing his farming operations, and still owns a fine farm. He has always been interested in the breeding of fine stock. His sons now operate his farm. He continued the mercantile business in Barnes in partnership with Mr. Ballard under the firm name of Hogue & Ballard until May, 1904, when he disposed of his interest in that business and retired, but still has varied interests in Barnes and other parts of the county. He is a stockholder in the Barnes State Bank and is interested in other enterprises.
He was married, February 14, 1866, to Miss Lucy C. Strong, who at that time resided at Cuyahoga Falls, Summit county, Ohio, but was born at South Hadley, Mass. Mrs. Hogue is a daughter of E. H. and Elizabeth (Cowles) Strong, the former a native of Massachusetts and the latter of Connecticut. Mrs. Hogue was educated in the public schools of Summit county and taught country schools in the early days and received the princely salary of $2.50 per week and "boarded around." To Mr. and Mrs. Hogue have been born twelve children: Jennie married James Arganbright and resides in Wichita, Kan.; Frank; Edmund; Jessie; Ella (deceased) was the wife of William Siler, of Get, OkIa; Esther (deceased) was the wife of Lee Bird, of Barnes, Kan.; Harvey; Joel; William; Walter; Harry, and Ralph.
Mr. Hogue has always been a stanch Republican and has served one term as county commissioner of Washington county, has been township trustee and treasurer of the school board. His fraternal affiliations are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic. His record, both as a citizen and a soldier, is one worth while and of which he and his descendants may be justly proud. Mrs. Houge is a member of the English Lutheran church.Pages 485-487 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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