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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p783
1902

(Born O.)

Charles E. Hazlett

(Ap'd O.)

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Charles Edward Hazlett: Born Oct. 15, 1838, Newark, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to p784Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Action of West Point, May 8, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in command of Battery in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug. to Sep., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, commanding Battery (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmish near Sharpsburg, Sep. 19, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Bombardment and Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11‑13, 1862; in command of Battery (Army of the Potomac), in the Pennsylvania Campaign, June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.

Killed, July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.: Aged 25.1

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, OH.


The Author's Note:

1 In trying to catch the final words of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Weed, Lieut. Hazlett was kneeling, and bent his head close to receive the dying command of his general, when a bullet hit him in the forehead, and he fell dead on the bosom of his dying friend and associate.


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