Francis (Frank) Bloodgood Hall

Francis (Frank) Bloodgood Hall

     This photograph of Francis (Frank) Bloodgood Hall was probably taken about the time of the American Civil War.  He was born in New York on November 16, 1827, the son of Major Nathaniel Nye Hall and Margaret Bloodgood.  Frank grew up in Hartford, CT, and Schenectady, NY.  He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and was a Presbyterian minister all of his life.  He married Frances (Fanny) Delord Webb on May 14, 1856.  Frank was a chaplain for the 16th New York Regiment during the Civil War.  He kept an extensive journal describing his camp life during the war.  He refused any pay for service to his country.  He was at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancelorsville, and Salem Heights, VA.  At Salem Heights he rode his horse out onto the battlefield to rescue wounded soldiers, and he was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for that bravery in combat.  After the war, he and Fanny returned to Plattsburgh and he established the Peristrome Presbyterian Church.  He was active in the Plattsburgh community and every year took a long hike in the Adirondack Mountains with friends.  He was a minister to the prisoners at Dannemora state prison; a member of the State Charities Aid Association; an advocate for Fresh Air Children; and a frequent visitor to soldiers at the Plattsburgh Barracks.  He joined his wife in the production of Fanoline skin salve.  Frank died at the Kent-Delord House on October 4, 1903.

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