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Joseph Hayes

  • Birth 14 Sep 1835 South Berwick, York County, Maine, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 1912 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial South Berwick, York County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 6817841

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Harvard University graduate, mustered as Major of the 18th Mass. Infantry on Aug. 24, 1861. Promoted to Lt. Col. on Aug. 25, 1862. Saw action with the 18th Mass. during the Peninsula Campaign to the Wilderness Campaign. Wounded in the head at the Wilderness. Commissioned Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on May 12, 1864. He was taken prisoner at Weldon RR and assigned as Commissioner to oversee treatment of Union POW's. Breveted as Major General of U.S. Vols. on Mar. 16, 1865. He commanded advanced Brigade of 5th Army Corps in pursuit of Lee's forces in April 1865. Following the war, he was a Civil Engineer and introduced hydralic mining in South America. Died in a private sanitarium in New York City.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 3 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6817841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Hayes (14 Sep 1835–19 Aug 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6817841, citing Old Fields Cemetery, South Berwick, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .