A Few Tidbits Of Info On Levi Carnine
From: “Catherine Burr” [email@example.com]
Date: Aug 31, 2018
Subject: A few tidbits of info on Levi Carnine
I was curious, HK, so I did some genealogical research on Levi Carnine. We see notes on “Dr. Hogan” in stories as well as his service in the Indian Wars (my ggg-grandfather was a Lt. Col. in the militia in the 2nd Seminole War). So I thought I would check it out. Made a Facebook post, you may find this additional info interesting.
Pvt. Carnine’s original owner was Dr. Benjamin Rush Hogan, who died in 1851. He was an assistant Army surgeon. His wife was Louisa King Kornegay Hogan, a niece of Vice President William Rufus King (the one sworn in by special permission when he was in Cuba for his health and who died a few days later – Franklin Pierce served mostly without a VP). (and Louisa’s widowed mother Elizabeth moved with most of her children to Alabama)
It was their son, William Rufus King Hogan that Levi went to war with initially. Then, after Chancellorsville where he was killed, Levi served the commanding officer until he was killed. Then Levi took letters home to Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana for the surviving company. The youngest son, Ben Rush Hogan Jr., was born in 1848, and joined up close to the end of the war; Levi went with him.
Another direct descendant of Benjamin Rush and Louisa Kornegay Hogan was James Baker, White House Chief of Staff and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, and U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.
Interesting to note whom Levi Carnine’s people were… 😉