Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dorastus B. Logan, 11th., New Jersey Infantry.

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Dorastus B. Logan.

Birth: 1822.
Death: Jul. 2, 1863.

Civil War Union Army Officer. Served in the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company H, 11th New Jersey Infantry. On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, command of the regiment fell to him when superior officers Colonel Robert McAllister and Major Philip Kearny were wounded, and senior Captain Luther Martin was killed. Captain Logan had just been informed that he was now in command of the 11th New Jersey when he was shot and killed. His remains were first buried on the battlefield, then were taken home by his family. A cenotaph exists for him in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, New Jersey.

Burial: United Methodist Church Cemetery, Succasunna, Morris County, New Jersey.

From the 11th., Regimental History. 
p. 103, Captain Dorastus B. Logan was first wounded in the foot. Edward Kinney, from E, and a man from C, went to assist him to the rear, but they had not gone far when the Company C man was killed. Kinney then endeavored, unassisted, to get the captain to a place of safety, but was himself knocked down by a piece of shell and forced to abandon the Captain, who was killed before he could be taken off the field.

p. 361, Captain Dorastus B. Logan, the subject of this sketch, was a man of strong character and sterling worth. Of remarkable self-control and dignified presence, he was universally respected by his comrades in arms. He entered the service as Captain of Company H, August 14th, 1862; proved his value as an officer by his brave and efficient services at Fredericksburg   and Chancellorsville. He was killed while in command of his company at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2d, 1863.

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