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Civil War Soldiers - Hatch

Hatch, Edward, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Bangor, Me., Dec. 22, 1832, and was educated at the Norwich, Vt., military academy. In April, 1861, he was a member of the District of Columbia volunteers who were enlisted to defend the national capital, and then, being ordered to take charge of a camp of instruction at Davenport, Ia., he became successively captain, major, and on Dec. 11, 1861, lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd Iowa cavalry. He led his regiment at New Madrid, Island No. 10, Corinth, the raid on Booneville and the battle of Iuka, and was promoted colonel of volunteers, June 13, 1862. He commanded the 2nd Iowa cavalry in Grant's western campaign, conducting a raid through Mississippi in April, 1863, for the purpose of distracting the attention of the Confederates from Grant's movement at Vicksburg, and then, being given a division of cavalry, 3,500 strong, he conducted a series of raids in Alabama until disabled by wounds, Dec, 1863. He was promoted brigadier-general April 27, 1864, and as commander of a cavalry division under Gen. A. J. Smith, took part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, being promoted brevet brigadier-general U. S. A. for his action at Franklin, and brevet major-general U. S. A. for his services at Nashville. His services at Nashville subsequently won him further promotion to the brevet rank of major-general in the regular army. Gen. Hatch was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866, and on July 6 following he became colonel of the 9th U. S. cavalry, which regiment he commanded for twenty-three years. His service after the war was in the west. He died April 11, 1889, at Fort Robinson, Neb.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Hatch, John P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Oswego, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1822. He was graduated at West Point in 1845, being assigned to the 3d U. S. infantry, but was later transferred to the mounted rifles and served in the military occupation of Texas and the Mexican war, being brevetted 1st lieutenant for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco, and captain for services at Chapultepec. After the close of the Mexican war he was engaged on frontier duty and in expeditions against Indians until 1861, when he was acting chief of commissariat in the Department of New Mexico, having been promoted captain Oct. 13, 1860. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers Sept. 28, 1861, commanded a cavalry brigade at Annapolis, Md., and distinguished himself by several daring reconnoissances about Gordonsville, the Rapidan and the Rappahannock, afterwards commanding the cavalry of the 5th army corps at Winchester, Groveton and Manassas, where he was wounded and made brevet major for "gallant and meritorious services." At South mountain, Sept. 14, 1862, he was so severely injured as to be disabled until the following February, and for his gallantry there he was promoted brevet lieutenant-colonel and awarded a medal of honor. Upon returning to duty he was employed on courts-martial, assigned to command the draft rendezvous at Philadelphia, and was given charge of the cavalry depot at St. Louis until Oct. 27, 1863, when he was made major of the 4th cavalry. He was assigned to the Department of the South, commanded in the battles of John's island and Honey Hill, S. C, and afterwards commanded the coast division under Sherman and operated with him in his march through South Carolina, covering the right flank of his army until the evacuation of Charleston by the Confederates. From Feb. 26 to Aug. 26, 1865, he commanded the Charleston district, Department of South Carolina; was on duty in the west, 1865- 81, was then promoted colonel of the 2nd U. S. cavalry and commanded his regiment until retired by operation of law Jan. 9, 1886. He was brevetted for his services in the war, on March 13, 1865, colonel and brigadier-general U. S. A., and major-general of volunteers. Gen. Hatch died April 12, 1901.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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