Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887

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William Babcock Hazen was the commander of the United States Army's 15th Corps from Tennessee.

From the description of Request for passage North, 1865. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 47968197

Hazen served as colonel in the regular army (41st Ohio Infantry) and major general of volunteers during the Civil War. In 1880 he was appointed brigadier general and chief signal officer in the War Department. In this capacity, he was very critical of the failure of Secretary of War Robert Lincoln to authorize relief for the Greely arctic expedtion of 1881.

From the description of Letter 1862 January 27. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49251888

American army officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, to William W. Belknap, 1869 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472309

Hazen was born in 1830. Graduated from West Point in 1855 as Second Lieutenant of infantry. During the Civil War he became Colonel of the 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Brigadier General in April, 1863 and Major General in April 1865. He saw action in campaigns with the Dept. of the Tennessee, the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of the Ohio in Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. After the war he was with the 38th and 6th Infantry Regiments and rose to the position of Chief Signal Officer of the Army. Died in 1887.

From the description of The William B. Hazen papers, 1861-1865. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 24945896

Colonel, 6th Infantry, and brevet major general, commanding the Southern Indian District, 1868-1869.

Hazen was assigned control of the Indians south of Kansas and east of New Mexio who were peaceful in their intentions and not really under the authority of the Interior Dept. He was assisted in his responsibilities by the 10th Cavalry and was provided a $50,000 allocation to settle the tribes on reservations. These funds were immediately applied to subsistence and were quickly exhausted.

From the description of Letter and order : Medicine Creek, I[ndian] T[erritory], 1865 Feb. 1-5. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37853494

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referencedIn A. W. Greely Papers, 1753-1997, (bulk 1880-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Harper, John W., d. 1915. John W. Harper letter to William B. Hazen [manuscript], 1854 May 6. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887. Letter 1862 January 27. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887. Request for passage North, 1865. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bickham, Charles G. [Bickham collection] 1728-1949 1860-1902. Dayton Metro Library
referencedIn Bickham Papers, 1728-1949, 1860-1902 Dayton Metro Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906. William Rufus Shafter papers, 1862-1945 (inclusive), 1862-1904 (bulk). [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887. Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, to William W. Belknap, 1869 Oct. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. A.W. Greely papers, 1753-1959 (bulk 1880-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bates, Kinzie, d. 1884. Letters of Kinzie Bates, 1863-1929. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICERS OF THE ARMY
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Terry family papers, 1795-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. PICTORIAL AND HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE SIGNAL CORPS; FORMER CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICERS OF THE ARMY
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Gardner papers, Gardner, George papers, 1821-1900, 1854-1895 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887. Letter and order : Medicine Creek, I[ndian] T[erritory], 1865 Feb. 1-5. Newberry Library
creatorOf Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887. The William B. Hazen papers, 1861-1865. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn John William Draper Family Papers, 1777-1951, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Davis, A. I. Letter : to William B. Hazen, 1853 Jan 9. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Opdycke, Emerson, 1830-1884. Papers 1861-1913. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906. William Rufus Shafter papers, 1862-1945, (bulk 1862-1904). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Draper, John William, 1811-1882. John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Terry family. Terry family papers, 1795-1939 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Grierson, Benjamin Henry, 1826-1911. Benjamin Henry Grierson papers, 1865-1890. Newberry Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Church, William Conant, 1836-1917. William Conant Church papers, 1862-1924. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Doyle, William E. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
West Hartford CT US
Washington, D. C. DC US
Hazen NV US
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Government property--History--19th century--Sources
Federal aid to Indians--History--19th century--Sources
Manuscripts, American
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Army officers
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Birth 1830-09-27

Death 1887-01-16

English

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