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Federal (USV)


Jacob F. Hazen

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old shoemaker from Georgetown, he enlisted in Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 31 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action by a gunshot with fracture of the left leg at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 10 October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown to the National Cemetery, probably about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 with service dates from Massachusetts.2 His casualty and hospital from Nelson.3 In the History 4 Waitt says Hazen was found, wounded, by a detail sent through the Confederate lines under flag of truce on 18 September, but died before they could return with him.


c. 1835


10/10/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3629]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 431  [AotW citation 16574]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 242  [AotW citation 17761]

4   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 150  [AotW citation 17762]