Born on December 27, 1873, he was killed-in-action during the Philippine Insurrection while serving with the 17th United States Infantry near Simpetan, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, May 8, 1904.
He was killed on the same date, and at the same place as First Lieutenant Harry Adsit Woodruff. They are buried just a few feet from one another in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Joseph Hines Hall of Alabama
Appointed From Alabama, Private, Company F, 1st Colorado Infantry, 18 June 1898 to 14 July 1899
Private and Corporal, Company A, 18th United States Infantry And Sergeant, 5th and 8th United States Artillery Batteries, 3 March 1900 to 26 October 1902
Second Lieutenant, 17th United States Infantry, 17 October 1902.
17 AMERICANS DIED IN MORO AMBUSCADE
Lieutenant Winfield and Thirty-nine Men Caught in Trap
Lieutenant Hall of Alabama Among Those Who Fell
Five Men Also Wounded By Moro Fire
Ambush Occurred at simpatem, on Lake Liquosan, in the Island of Mindanao
MANILA, May 11, 1904 – Lieutenant Winfield Harper and thirty-nine men of F Company of the Seventeenth United States Infantry, were caught on May 8 in an ambushg by several hundred Moros.
Two American officers and fifteen men were killed and five men were wounded. The smbush occurred at Simpatem, on the east shore of Lake Liquasan, Island of Mindanao.
The officers killes in the ambush were First Lieutenant Harry A. Woodruff and Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Hall, both of the Seventeenth Infantry.
Lieutenant Woodruff was born in Indiana and entered the service from the State of New York.
Lieutenant Hall was born in Alabama and was promoted to his Lieutenancy from the ranks.
HALL, JOSEPH H
- 2ND LT 17 US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1904
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SITE 450
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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