Samuel DeGolyer

His military career began when he left as Captain of the Co. F of the Fourth Michigan infantry. He was captured at Bull Run and imprisoned at Richmond, but made a daring and adventurous escape. Following his escape from Richmond, he received an appointment as a Major of the Fourth Michigan. he was next assigned to the staff of General Lane, and later he received an the appointment of Commander of the Eighth Michigan Battery.
 
                           
Union Battery DeGolyer

It was named after its commander, Capt. Samuel Degolyer, who was mortally wounded during the siege. Battery Degolyer faces the Great Redoubt, a Confederate fortification constructed to guard the Jackson Road entrance to the city.

  
  Capt. Samuel DeGolyer of Hudson was part of the 4th Michigan Infantry when he left in June 1861 to fight in the Civil War. He was captured within weeks by rebel forces, but escaped and went on to lead more troops in a number of skirmishes. DeGolyer was wounded in the hip by a sharpshooter May 25, 1863. His dying wish was to see his hometown again, and he was transported back to Michigan at the end of July. DeGolyer died from his wounds on Aug. 7, 1863