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Robert Hopkins Hatton

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio
Death: Died in battle of Seven Pines, Va
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Robert C. Hatton
Husband of Sophie Keron Hatton
Father of Reilly Hatton; Manie Hatton and Emily Towson, Missionary to Japan
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Peyton

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About Gen. Robert Hatton, US Congress, CSA

  • General Robert Hatton, C.S.A., b. Tenn., d. Ma y 31, 1862. He was Capt. of Co. K, 7th Tenn. Inf., when that Reg't was organized, May 25, 1861, and was elected Colonel. He was appointed Brig. Gen. May 23, 1862, commanding 5th Brig., 1st, Div., 1st Army Corps, A. N. Va. He was killed at the battle of Seven Pines, Va., May 31, 1862. Just before the action, riding before his brigade, he addressed them in stirring words, with deep emotion, then giving the command, "Fix bayonets, quickstep, forward, march," he advanced with his men on the Federal batteries. He was killed in this charge. Gen'l G. W. Smith, in his Off. Rep. (O. R., I. Vol. XI., pt. I., 991), thus spoke of him: "The personal bearing and conduct of the lamented Gen'l Hatton upon the field was gallant, noble and true to his high social and official character. He fell while bravely and skillfully leading his brigade in the extreme front of the battle."

Robert Hopkins Hatton (November 2, 1826 – May 31, 1862) was a lawyer, politician, United States Congressman, and Confederate officer during the American Civil War.

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Steubenville, Ohio
Age 28
Age 29
Age 33
Lebanon Wilson County Tennessee
Age 36
battle of Seven Pines, Va