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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
the Supreme Being which is the one sure safeguard of character. His life was such that we can only think of his death as a summons to go up higher. John Hodges Private 8th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), April 17-August 1, 1861; first Lieutenant 19th Mass. Vols., August 27, 1861–June 19, 1862; Major 50th Mass. Vols., November 8, 1862; Lieutenant-Colonel 59th Mass. Vols., February 7, 1864; killed at Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. John Hodges, Jr. was born in Salem, Massachusetts, December 8, 1841, the son of John and Mary Osgood (Deland) Hodges. He attended school in his native city until August, 1858, when he entered Harvard College as a Freshman. The coming national storm had already increased the interest in military matters in Massachusetts, and this rather interfered with his scholastic progress. In the middle of his Junior year he left college to return no more. The degree which he afterwards received was a compliment to his patriotism and success. Previous to the w