Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as 1st Lieutenant and commander of Battery D, 5th United States Regular Artillery during the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863, Little Round Top on the extreme left flank of the Union line was in danger of falling into Confederate hands. He and his men dragged their cannons up the hill through boulders and trees by hand and opened fire immediately upon arrival. Moments after arriving at the top of the hill Lieutenant Hazlett was killed. Today a monument stands where he fell. He was succeeded by Lieutenant Benjamin H. Rittenhouse.
Bio by: EFB III
R.& L.W. HAZLETT
Battery D 5TH Regt. U.S.A.
Born in Zanesville, O.
Graduated at West Point
in May 1861
and after being preserved in
safety through 11 battles then
killed in battle at Gettysburg Pa.
while bending over to hear the dying
words of his commanding officer.