Colonel Norman J. Hall, 7th Michigan Infantry

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Second Federal (Union) Occupation and "Valley Forge" Period

Colonel Norman J. Hall, 7th Michigan Infantry

As no such tactic existed, the commanding general wondered aloud if any unit could make such an attack – a “forlorn hope” or sacrificed unit in Napoleonic-era parlance . Colonel Norman J. Hall, 7th Michigan Infantry, volunteered his regiment and brigade. The brigade, badly attrited in earlier battles and camps to less than 1,000 men, was committed.