Colonel Jesse Segoine

Date:
C. 1860s

Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. on September 14, fighting broke out along the Union skirmish line on the western slope of Bolivar Heights. Colonel Jesse Segoine's 111th New York held the center of the line. During this final infantry engagement Segoine came to the aid of Private James O'Hara and loaded a rifle for the disabled infantryman who had no right thumb.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0023
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park