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Obituary of Horatio C. Hoggard, Norfolk, Virginia.

Horatio Cornick Hoggard, aged seventy-four years, died on December 8, 1919, at his home in Norfolk, Va. He was born on February 11, 1846, in Princess Anne County, Va., at Poplar Hall, which had been the ancestral home of the Hoggard family for seven generations, since the grant to Thurmer Hoggard by Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam. His grandfather served in the War of 1812 and his great-grandfather in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in the Confederacy two months before he became sixteen years old and served continuously until he was captured in the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864. He was then serving under the command of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. After ten months in prison he escaped and again returned to duty. He participated in a large number of battles, including those of Fredricksburg, Brandy Station, Culpeper Courthouse, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania C. H.

Mr. Hoggard was a Past Commander of Pickett-Buchanan Camp of Confederate Veterans, of Norfolk, and was familiar and conspicuous figure at all Reunions. His love for the Confederacy and his ready help and sympathy for his comrades were an inspiration to all.

As vestryman of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, he earnestly and faithfully continued the Church affiliations of his ancestors. At the time of his death he was the senior member of the real estate firm of H. C. Hoggard & Co.

In sending notice of the death of this comrade, T. B. Jackson, Adjutant of the Pickett-Buchanan Camp writes: "Comrade Hoggard was one of the finest gentleman I ever knew. He was especially devoted to the welfare of his comrades of the Camp, being Chairman of the Finance Committee, and participated in all matters having in view the welfare of the members and all other Confederates."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1920.

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