Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MIles P. Hatch, 161st., N. Y., Infantry.

Miles P Hatch.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jan. 13, 1865.

Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

New York State Records.

HATCH, MILES P.—Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1864, at Jasper, to serve one year; mustered in as private, Co.H, October 3,1864; died, January 13,1865, at Marine Hospital, New Orleans, La,

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE. Private Miles P. Hatch, Co. H, 161st New York Volunteers, aged 22 years, was admitted, on January 12th, 1865, to St. Louis Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, with twenty other wounded men, injured on the occasion of the collision between the United States transport J. H. Dickey, and John Ruin, on the Mississippi River, fifteen miles below Vicksburg, on January 9th, 1865. Private Hatch was found to be still laboring under the effects of concussion of the brain. He had received a violent blow, causing a wound of the scalp and fracture of the skull. Symptoms of injury to the brain persisting, the wound in the scalp was enlarged, and the fracture was exposed, and a fragment of depiessed bone was removed. The case terminated fatally on January 14th, 1865. This imperfect account is derived from the monthly report of the 161st New York Volunteers, for January, 1865, and from the hospital register, signed by Surgeon A. McMahon, U. S. V.

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