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Mystery man of Shiloh

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Now I'm seeking help again about another confederate officer. The response was great concerning my first request for information about Daniel Beltzhoover so I thought I would try again. This time, the subject was at the Battle of Shiloh and is really a mystery man because Sword, Daniel, Cunninghan and McDonough do not mention him in their books [u:3ec97cd2da]AT ALL[/u:3ec97cd2da]. He was the Chief-of-Artillery of the II Corps, Major James H. Hallonquist.

Although known to have been at the battle because he was mentioned in the Official Reports of Generals Bragg and Ruggles, nobody else mentions him. The question is,,,,,What did he do and when did he do it???

He had no apparent impact on the battle and the fighting, did not lead any troops or battery into action. Does anybody have any information concerning Hallonquist's role during the battle? Somehow, I think little response may occur but there is always hope. Also would like info about his career and background.

This is the same man who was at Fort Sumter and was later sent to Pensacola. He became a favorite of Bragg and served with the army in various artillery positions.

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I cannot respond to your question directly. There are several large collections of Braxton Bragg papers in archives and libraries. Might there be some information about him in one of them? Does his compiled military service record contain any clues?

Art

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On a whim, I googled James H. Hallonquist. 417 hits. Some having nothing to do with your guy, but there were enough to keep you busy for quite some time.

ole

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18839644/james-henry-hallonquist   [Start here.]

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Army/USMA/Cullums_Register/1803*.html  Entry in Cullum's Register of West Point Graduates: James Henry Hallonquist, appointed from South Carolina, assigned upon graduation as Artillery specialist.

https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CAL0002BAL  2nd Batt, ALA Light Artillery

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=867sVhrVSzUC&pg=PA211&lpg=PA211&dq=confederate+James+Hallonquist&source=bl&ots=lAQTd1gKxW&sig=ACfU3U3-sQwX491E_YVzyPy0UwF085HAxg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiXoN2x2YDqAhXQV30KHd45CLwQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=confederate James Hallonquist&f=false  [Hallonquist entry point in Index, page 211, "Confederate Officers" by Arthur Wyllie (published 2007).]

Lieutenant James Hallonquist features in the chapter, "Battle for Santa Rosa Island" in The Struggle for Pensacola, 1860 - 1862 ...due to be published end of 2020.

Cheers

Ozzy

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Needed to add punctuation.

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