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Profiles of Hillsdale College students (and their units) who served with distinction during the American Civil War.


<ul><li><p>Hillsdale Heroes </p><p>HillsdaleHeroes.com </p></li><li><p>Hillsdale College in the </p><p>Civil War </p></li><li><p>Paying the Ultimate Price </p></li><li><p>Medal of Honor Winners </p><p>Moses A. Luce, 4th MI </p><p>Cornelius M. Hadley, 9th MI Cav </p><p>Frank D. Baldwin, 19th MI Won MOH twice </p><p>William G. Whitney, 11th MI </p></li><li><p>Moses Luce, 4th Michigan Infantry </p><p>Medal of Honor citaFon reads: Voluntarily returned in the face of the advancing enemy to the assistance of a wounded and helpless comrade, and carried him, at imminent peril, to a place of safety. Fought at Bull Run, Gaines Mill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, GeKysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. </p></li><li><p>Cornelius M. Hadley - MOH </p><p>Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company F, 9th Michigan Cavalry. Place and Date: At siege of Knoxville, Tenn., 20 November 1863. Entered Service At: Adrian, Mich. Born: 27 April 1838, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, N.Y. Date of Issue: 5 April 1898 Citation: With one companion, voluntarily </p><p>carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from Gen. Grant to Gen. Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and b ro u g h t b a c k r e p l i e s , h i s comrade's horse being killed and the man taken prisoner. </p></li><li><p>Frank D. Baldwin MOH 2xs </p><p>Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 19th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 12 July 1864. Entered service at: Constantine, Mich. Birth: Michigan. Date of issue: 3 December 1891. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery Citation: </p><p>Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 12 July 1864, under a galling fire ahead of his own men, and singly entered the enemy's line, capturing and bringing back 2 commissioned officers, fully armed, besides a guidon of a Georgia regiment. </p></li><li><p>William G. Whitney - MOH </p><p> 11th Michigan Infantry Won MOH at Chickamauga Hillsdale College owns several </p><p>of his personal items </p><p>As the enemy were about to charge, this ocer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut o and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammuni@on being used with good eect in again repulsing the aAack. </p></li><li><p>General Officers from Hillsdale College </p><p>Jasper Packard Protected leQ Union ank at Franklin </p><p>Clinton B. Fisk Started Fisk University in Nashville aQer the war </p><p>William Humphrey </p></li><li><p>Units serving w Distinction </p><p>4th MI Inf at The Wilderness and Gaines Mill </p><p> 7th MI Inf. at Fredericksburg </p><p> 24th MI at Gettysburg </p><p>1st Michigan Engineers &amp; Mechanics in mid TN </p></li><li><p>4th Michigan Infantry </p></li><li><p>1st Michigan Engineers &amp; Mechanics </p><p>Civil War Scene Camp Scene of the 1st Michigan Engineers </p></li><li><p>Hillsdale Boys at Gettysburg 4th MI Infantry in the Wheatfield </p></li><li><p>Hillsdale Boys at Gettysburg </p><p>24th MI Infantry The Iron Brigade Herbsts Woods action during Day One </p></li><li><p>Individuals serving w Distinction </p></li><li><p>Capt. E.P. Bates at Franklin </p></li><li><p>Don Troiani Opdykes Tigers </p><p>Hillsdales Edward P. Bates, Captain of the 125th Ohio, helped save the day at Franklin (30 Nov 1864). </p></li><li><p>Henry W. Seage at Gettysburg Hillsdale at Gettysburg, account involving former Hillsdale student Henry Seage:</p><p>Bertera, The 4th Michigan Infantry </p></li><li><p>Sgt. Henry Magee, 4th Michigan Infantry </p><p>Walked from Pennsylvania to receive a Hillsdale education, left the College to join the Union Army (6/20/61), serving with scores of fellow students in the 4th Michigan Infantry. Later in life, he became one of the Colleges Trustees, and was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Laws in 1923.</p></li><li><p>Charles Gridley </p><p>Appointed to the Naval Academy in 1860. Commanded Admiral Deweys flagship USS Olympia.</p><p>The Colleges Coat of Arms bears an image of a seashell in remembrance of Gridleys heroism at the Battle of Manila Bay.</p></li><li><p>Mary E. Blackmar, M.D. Graves near the hospital in City Point, VA where Mary Blackmar served </p></li><li><p>Julia Moore The Lady Principal of Hillsdale College </p></li></ul>