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1st Lieutenant (USA), Lafayette Hammond

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 06, 1873 (42-43)
Fort Yuma, Imperial County, California, USA
Place of Burial: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Brig. Gen. Robert Hanna Hammond, US Rep, PA and Elizabeth Hammond
Brother of Lieut Thomas Clark Hammond; Edward Decatur Hammond; Oscar Hammond; Washington Hammond; Jane Hammond and 4 others

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About 1st Lieutenant (USA), Lafayette Hammond

Civil War: Field & Staff and Co. H, 1st California Infantry; Field & Staff, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery

Indian Wars: Company A, 23rd U.S. infantry

Lafayette Hammond was the son of Robert Hanna Hammond and Elizabeth Clark. He was living at San Francisco, California, by 1860 (1860 US Census). After the coming of the Civil War, Lafayette enlisted and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant at San Francisco August 15, 1861, and assigned as regimental quartermaster, Field & Staff, 1st California Infantry. Lieutenant Hammond was posted to Camp Latham, Los Angeles County, from October 1861 until February 1862, at which time he was transferred to Camp Drum, Los Angeles County (Post Returns). He was promoted to captain July 11, 1862, and took command of Company H, 1st California Infantry, July 17 (Orton: 67, 335, 367). Captain Hammond resigned his commission in the California Volunteers September 19, 1863, in order to accept a commission as a major in the Ohio Volunteers. He was mustered into Field & Staff, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery, August 1, 1863. Major Hammond was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, August 23, 1865. Lafayette accepted a commission as 1st Lieutenant in the Regular Army and was mustered into Company A, 23rd U.S. Infantry, July 28, 1866 (Heitman: 1:495). Lieutenant Hammond was posted at Angel Island, San Francisco, when he received orders transferring him to Fort Yuma, California, August 3, 1872. Lieutenant Hammond died on active duty at Fort Yuma September 6, 1873, and was buried in the Fort Yuma post cemetery. His remains were transferred to San Francisco National Cemetery after Fort Yuma was closed. --- DEATHS. Lieutenant Lafayette Hammond, of the Twenty-third United States Infantry, has died from apoplexy at Fort Yuma. (San Francisco Daily Alta California, September 13, 1873, 1:3) --- DEAD. LIEUT. LAFAYETTE HAMILTON [sic, HAMMOND], of the 23rd Infantry, died at Fort Yuma on the 6th inst., of brain disease. (Los Angeles Daily Herald, October 4, 1873)* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Jun 22 2020, 5:48:38 UTC

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Pennsylvania, United States
September 6, 1873
Age 43
Fort Yuma, Imperial County, California, USA
San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA