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Brief History

Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry was organized at Fort Snelling and St. Paul, in Companies as follows:
Companies "A," "B," "C," "D" July 25 to September, 1863.
Company "E" mustered August 31, 1864.
Company "F" mustered September 1, 1864.
This regiment mustered out from April 26 to June 22, 1866[1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. Also see the Dalby Database, a site from Minnesota, searchable by men, counties, regiments and companies.


Company A - many men from Ramsey County, Goodhue County, and Hennepin County- Roster, page 760.

Company B - many men from Hennepin County and Winona County - Roster, page 764.

Company C - many men from Dakota County, Hennepin County, and Goodhue County - Roster, page 768.

Company D - many men from Ramsey County and various others - Roster, page 772.

Company E - many men from Hennepin County, Anoka County, Wright County and Stearns County -  Roster, page 776.

Company F - many men from Dakota County - Roster, page 779.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,220 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Minnesota in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Minnesota in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Minnesota, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Rootsweb. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) Hatch's Independent Battalion history and a roster of the men from Wabasha County.

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies : [Minnesota]. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084700. Other libraries with this book.
  • Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History, Kenneth Carley, Richard Moe (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000).  Book of battle histories, photographs, short biographies and a roster of the different regiments with their officers, beginning on page 204. Google book (Not all pages are shown). Other libraries with this book.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)

 

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