Tag: William B. Hatch

  • First Brigade Three Years’ Troops

    President Lincoln and his advisors did not long entertain the notion, so prevalent up to, and even after the firing upon of Sumter, that the war would be ended and the Southern Confederacy subdued before the summer was well advanced. April had not indeed run out its course before the President was made, by the…

  • 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…

  • 1861 – The First War Meeting in Camden

    1861 – The First War Meeting in Camden

    On the 16th of April, 1861, three days after the Confederates fired upon Fort Sumter, at the entrance of Charleston Harbor, a large number of loyal and patriotic citizens of Camden City and County issued the following vigorous and spirited response to the President’s proclamation: To the President Of the United States: The unparalleled events…