previous next


Battle Incidents.

At the battle of Coal Harbor, in Hanover county, on the 27th of June last, Geo. B. Hall, Colonel of the first regiment of the Sickles brigade, was killed. In Nicaragua he was Gen. Walker's Chief of Ordnance, and conducted himself tolerably. In New York city he was known as a swaggering barroom leader and scoundrel, very ready both to give offence and creep out of the consequences by making abject apologies. Such is his character as portrayed by these who knew him well. George B. Hall, the ‘"notorious buster ,"’ perished thus ignobly. He was the eldest son of the ex-Mayer of Brooklyn, N. Y.

In the same battle was killed Col. Sam Black, of Pittsburg. He commanded the 1st Pennsylvania regiment. In former Col. Black commanded (in the Mexican war) the 2d Pennsylvania regiment, Col. Wynkeep commanding the 1st. He distinguished himself in Mexico by various acts of gallantry. As a lawyer he stood high. His eloquence on the forum was undoubted. During the Administration of Mr. Buchanan he was made United States District Attorney for the Territory of Nebraska. He succeeded Col. Richardson, of Illinois, as Governor of that Territory. He was a delegate to the Charleston Convention, and while there was a strong pre- slavery advocate. A few years since, as a Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, he came within one vote of beating Wm. F. Packer, who was subsequently elected to the office, and who will be remembered by the South as the man who surrendered to justice John R. Cack, one of John Brown's men. As we have said. Black surrendered his life ingloriously on the 27th of June, while acting as an advocate of an dynasty. His Lieutenant-Colonel was wounded in the same engagement, and if not sent home, is now in Richmond a prisoner of war.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
George B. Hall (2)
Sam Black (2)
Wynkeep (1)
William L. Walker (1)
Richardson (1)
William F. Packer (1)
John R. Cack (1)
Buchanan (1)
John Brown (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
June 27th (2)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: