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C.E. Hazlett

C.E. Hazlett

Federal (USA)


Charles Edward Hazlett

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Ohio

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1861;Class Rank: 15th

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 5th United States Artillery, Battery D

Before Antietam

He graduated from West Point in May 1861, initially assigned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd United States Cavalry, but was almost immediately promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Battery D, 5th US Artillery. 1 By Second Bull Run (August 1862) he was in command of the Battery.2

On the Campaign

He was in command of Battery D, 4th US Artillery in Maryland. The battery was part of General Porter's Fifth Corps Artillery Reserve posted on the West Bank of the Antietam on 17 September 1862, giving long range support and counter-battery fire.

The rest of the War

He continued in command seeing action at Fredericksburg (December 1862),and Chancellorsville (May 1863). He was killed leading his Battery in defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863.2

References & notes

The photo above from a CDV offered for sale by Heritage Auctions in 2014. An image of him in his last year as a Cadet at West Point, is seen in Hayes 3, birth and death data from Find a Grave.4


10/15/1838; Newark, OH


7/2/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, OH


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 517  [AotW citation 287]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various citations  [AotW citation 288]

3   Hayes, Brian C., Captain, USANG, Three Men of Gettysburg: A Study in Civil War Battery Command, Field Artillery Magazine, 2003-07-01, pg. 19  [AotW citation 289]

4   Dodge, Russ, and Jim Tipton (founder), A.J. Marik, et al., FInd A Grave, Published 1995, first accessed 01 January 2000, <>, Source page: /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5845753  [AotW citation 290]