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Edward Hatch Letter

Identifier: MS-2163

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Copy is at the top of the request. This may indicate that two letters of the same content were handwritten with the second one being kept in the Regiment records. Major General Edward Hatch requests the promotion of Henry A. Colvin Assistant Adjt. General to the rank of Major. For more information on Henry Colvin himself, please see MS 2140.


  • 1865 September 7

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This letter from Major General Edward Hatch to Secretary of War E. M. Stanton requests the promotion of Assistant Adjt. General Henry A. Colvin to the rank of Major.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Hatch was born in Bangor, Maine, on December 22, 1832. In April of 1861, he was a member of the District of Columbia volunteers who were enlisted to defend the national capital, and subsequently had charge of the camp of instruction at Davenport, Iowa. He was commissioned as a Captain in the 2nd Iowa cavalry on August 12, 1861. He was promoted to major on September 5 and to Lieutenant Colonel on December 11 of the same year. He commanded his regiment at New Madrid, Island No. 10, the Battle of Corinth, the raid on Booneville, and the battle of Iuka. He was promoted Colonel on June 13, 1862, and commanded a brigade of cavalry. He was afterward placed at the head of the cavalry division of the Army of the Tennessee, and was present at the various engagements in which it took part. He was disabled by wounds in December of 1863, and was made Brigadier-General on April 27, 1864. Under General A. J. Smith, and still in command of a cavalry division, he was engaged in the battles of Franklin (for bravery in which he was brevetted Brigadier-General in the regular service) and Nashville, and in the pursuit of Hood's Confederate army. For gallantry at Nashville he was, in 1864, brevetted Major-General of volunteers, and three years later promoted to the same rank by brevet in the United States army. On January 15, 1866, he was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service. Hatch died in 1889 in Fort Robinson, Tenn.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA