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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Del.)

George W. Hazzard

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born Aug. 31, 1825.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Camargo; on frontier duty at Posts on and Scouting along the Rio Grande, 1848‑49; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1850, — and Ft. Washington, Md., 1850‑52, —

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 31, 1850)

as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Walbach, and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, 3d Military Department, Aug. 1, 1852, to Oct. 8, 1853, at Baltimore, Md.; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1854‑55; as Adjutant, 4th Artillery, Apr. 13, 1855, to Dec. 14, 1857, — at Baltimore, Md., 1855‑56, — and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, during Kansas disturbances, 1857‑58, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — and on Exploration and Descent of Platte River from Ft. Laramie to

(Captain, 4th Artillery, July 6, 1859)

its mouth, 1859; on leave of absence, 1859‑61, and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in command of Regiment in Kentucky, Oct., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Defense

(Colonel, 37th Indiana Volunteers, Oct. 17, 1861, to Feb. 15, 1862)

of Washington, commanding Company, Mar. 22‑31, 1862; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 13 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, — Battle of Peach Orchard, June 29, 1862, — Battle of Savage Station, June 29, 1862, — Battle of White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862, where he was Mortally Wounded.

Died of Wounds, Aug. 14, 1862, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 37.

Buried, New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

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