William Fletcher Hatfield [12763] Details

William Fletcher Hatfield [D67] b.1834 01 Jan - Schuyler County, IL d.1865 11 Apr - [CW] New Orleans, LA ----- Parents ----- Charles Hatfield [D2] Mary "Polly" LeMaster [D3] ----- Siblings ----- Elizabeth Hatfield [D4] Abraham Hatfield [D11] John Hatfield [D51] Hugh Erwin Hatfield [D56] William Fletcher Hatfield [D67] Sally Ann Hatfield [D69] Andrew Hatfield [D70] Charles Wesley Hatfield [D137] James Harvey Hatfield [D138] Mary Josephine Hatfield [D145] ----- Marriages ----- m01. 1857 22 Oct - Schuyler Co., IL + Matilda Taylor
William was a Private in the 119th, COMPANY B: He was 5'7" with blue eyes and light hair with light complexion. He joined 2 Aug 1862. He died of disease April 11 1865 in Hospital at New Orleans. We have a chit he received for a ration of brandy. The 119th regiment was organized at Quincy, Illinois, in September, 1862, by Col. Thomas J. Kinney, and was mustered on October 10th, by Lieutenant R. Knox, U. S. A. November 2d, moved to Columbus, Kentucky, and thence to Jackson, Tennessee. On Dec. 3d, moved to Post Kenton. On Dec. 21st, companies G and K were captured at Rutherford's Station. Feb. 6th, 1863, moved to Humboldt. May 30th, moved to Memphis, and was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Col. D. Moore commanding; Fifth Division, Brig. Gen. J. C. Veach commanding; Sixteenth Corps, Major General S. A. Hurlbut, commanding. January, 1864, the regiment moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Was engaged in the Meridian Campaign, under Gen. Sherman. Engaged in the battle of Fort De Bussey, losing 2 killed and 18 wounded. Was engaged at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, May 9th, 1 killed and 18 wounded. At Bayou la Moore--1 killed and 1 wounded. At Yellow Bayou, March 18th--losing 1 officer and 3 men killed, 3 men mortally wounded, and 3 officers and 34 men wounded. Moved to Vicksburg, May 25th, and to Memphis, June 24th. Moved by rail to La Grange, and July 5th, commenced march through Mississippi. Engaged Forrest's forces at Tupelo, on the 14th, and returned to Memphis, on the 27th. Sept. 5th, moved to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. October 2d, started after Price, and returned November 18th, having marched over 700 miles. December 1st, arrived at Nashville. Was engaged in the battle of December 15th and 16th--loss 9 wounded. Pursued the enemy as far as Eastport. Embarked for New Orleans. March 5th, moved to Dauphine Island; 19th, moved to Spanish Fort and Blakely. Was engaged at both--losing 2 killed and 14 wounded--the One Hundred and Nineteenth being in the skirmish line, on April 9th. The regiment was mustered out August 26th, 1865, by Captain S. C. Howell, A. C. M., and arrived at Camp Butler, Illinois, Sept. 4, 1865, where it received final payment and discharge.

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