Edward Hatch (1832 - 1889)

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Edward Hatch (December 22, 1832 – April 11, 1889) was a career American soldier who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he became the first commander of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, a Buffalo soldier regiment with African-American troops commanded by white officers.

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Hatch was born in Bangor, Maine, and educated at the Norwich Military Academy in Vermont. He volunteered for service as a private in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He assisted in raising the 2nd Iowa Cavalry, of which he became colonel in June, 1862. He served under General Ulysses S. Grant in the South. After commanding the entire cavalry division in the Army of the Tennessee, he was made brigadier general in early 1864. His gallantry in the field caused his further promotion to the rank of brevet Major General (1864)

After the war, he transferred from the volunteer to the Regular Army as colonel of the 9th Cavalry Regiment (1866). He succeeded General Gordon Granger as commander of the Department of Arizona (which included New Mexico Territory) in 1876, negotiated a treaty with the Ute Indians in 1880, and became widely known as an Indian fighter.

He died in Fort Robinson, Nebraska April 11, 1889 and is buried in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery Fort Leavenworth Kansas. His grave can be found in Area A.

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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. In 1861, he was commissioned a Captain in the 2nd Iowa Cavalry and after the campaign to Corinth, Mississippi, he was appointed Colonel. He led a brigade at the Battle of Corinth, then in Grierson's Raid and was wounded in 1863. While recovering, he commanded the cavalry depot in St. Louis, Missouri and was promoted Brigadier General in April 1864. He served in Tennessee and led troops in the Franklin and Nashville Campaigns, ending his combat service. For recognition of his wartime service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in March 1865. After the war, he remained in the Regular Army as Colonel in command of the 9th US Cavalry, Department of the Southwest.

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1832
December 22, 1832
1889
April 11, 1889
Age 56