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W.B. Hatch

W.B. Hatch

Federal (USV)


William B. Hatch

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He mustered as First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 4th NJ Militia for 3 months service on 27 April 1861 and mustered out with them on 31 July. He was commissioned Major of the 4th New Jersey Infantry on 17 August 1861 and promoted to Lieutenatn Colonel on 7 September 1861. He was appointed Colonel of the Regiment on 28 August 1862 when Colonel James H. Simpson was recalled to Regular Army service.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded in the leg at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, his leg was amputated, and he died two days afterward at a field hospital near Fredericksburg.

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV shared on Military Images Digital in 2017 by owner John Kuhl.


07/30/1838; Camden, NJ


12/15/1862; Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, NJ


1   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pp. 53, 182  [AotW citation 29434]