Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Miles P. Hatch, 161th., New York, Infantry.

New York State Records.

Miles P. Hatch, age 22 years.  Enlisted, September 6, 1864, at Jasper, to serve one year; mustered in as a private, Co. H., October 3, 1864; died January 13, 1865, at Marine Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Files of the Surgeon General.

Miles P. Hatch, Co. H., 161st. New York Volunteers, age 22 years, was admitted, on January 12, 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 Rain, on the Mississippi River, fifteen miles below Vicksburg, on January 9, 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 depressed bone was removed.  The case terminated fatally on January 14, 1865.

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

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