Brigadier General John P. Hatch
Brig. General John P. Hatch U.S.A. Coast Division
Born Oswego, New York January 9, 1822.
Graduated West Point 1845
Infantry Commission 1845
Mexican War under Zachery Taylor: May 8, 1846, May 9, 1846 Resaca de la Palma
Transfered to Mountain Rifles under General Winfield Scott.
August 20, 1847 brevet to First Lieutenant.
September 13, 1847 brevet to Captain
September 1861 brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers, Cavalry Brigade.
March 1862, Commanded Cavalry V under General N.P. Banks in the Shenandoah.
Assigned to Joseph Hooker September 7, 1862.
Wounded at Stone Mountain Maryland September 14, 1862.
Brevet Major General October 1862.
Congressional Medal of Honor December 1862.
Returned to action October 1863.
Assigned to W.T. Sherman July 1864.
Head of opperations Johns Island South Carolina.
Honey Hill South Carolina November 30, 1864.
Served in the Western theatre after the war.
Died in New York City April 12, 1901.
Burried in Arlington National (Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden) Section 1.
Hatch is one of my favorites as he and Robert E. Lee, (Robert E. Lee was called The King of Spades, because he made his men dig earthworks everywhere they went) served in the Mexican War together and were quite close. He understood how his enemy thought and new well that day at Honey Hill that although Lee was far away he was responsible for the earthworks and the whipping he took at Honey Hill SC.
Martin H. Baldwin per conversaton with Dr Hank Robertson L.S.U. History department
Just search this General there was no general named "Hatchet" in the Civil War
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