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J. Hazard

J. Hazard

Federal (USV)


Jeffrey Hazard

(1835 - 1911)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

A 26 year old teller at the Manufacturers' Bank, Providence, he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 6 June 1861. He was appointed Adjutant of the Regiment on 22 January 1862, but continued also with his duties with the Battery.

On the Campaign

He was cited by Captain Tompkins in his Antietam after-action Report:

The men of my command behaved nobly, and by their bravery and coolness prevented the loss of the guns. I would especially call your attention to Lieuts. Jefferey Hayard [Jeffrey Hazard] and Charles F. Mason, who displayed great coolness during the engagement, and handled their guns with excellent effect.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain, Battery H on 14 October 1862. He resigned his commission on 17 August 1863.

After the War

He was in various business in Providence until forming Hazard & Chapin, a cotton brokerage business there, in 1868. In 1894 he incorporated the Hazard Cotton Company, and he was still president and actively managing that firm at his death at age 76.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer.1 Personal details from Fenner's History of Battery H, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve the Union 1861-1865 (1894). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Mass collection. He was brother of General John G. Hazard.


09/23/1835; Exeter, RI


11/21/1911; Providence, RI; burial in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pp. 749, 941  [AotW citation 18694]