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  • Excerpt: Colonel William B. Hatch

    The following is derived from George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, N.J. published in 1886. Colonel William B. Hatch was the son of the late William B. Hatch, of Camden. As a youth he developed a fondness for military life. After his father’s death he visited Europe, and spent several months in observation of…

  • William B. Hatch

    William B. Hatch

    Colonel William B. Hatch, born to William and Catherine Browning Hatch around 1838 in Camden, NJ, was part of Gloucester County during that era. His father, a farmer, lived in Camden’s North Ward. Colonel Hatch’s military journey began as a soldier of fortune, serving in the cavalry of the Russian Imperial Army in 1859 and…