A collection of personal and military
material for Lemuel H. Hazzard, American Civil War Captain, carpenter, and railway postal
Lemuel H. Hazzard (1843-1904) was a Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant, and then Captain of Co. I of
the 12th Regiment of Indiana Infantry. The 12th was organized at Indianapolis in August
1862, and immediately left the state for Kentucky. The men took part in the disastrous
battle of Richmond, Kentucky, when the green troops were routed by a much more experienced
Confederate force under the command of Edmund Kirby Smith; the entire regiment was captured.
Hazzard, along with his fellow soldiers, was paroled by the Confederate authorities in
September 1862. The regiment was then returned to Indianapolis for reorganization; in
November the men left for Memphis, Tennessee. In November and December, 1862, they took part
in Ulysses S. Grant's Central Mississippi campaign, and then wintered in Tennessee, guarding
railroads until June 1863 when the regiment was ordered to Vicksburg, Mississippi. The 12th
fought at Vicksburg; Jackson; the Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign; the Atlanta Campaign;
operations in North Georgia and North Alabama; March to the Sea; the siege of Savannah; and
the campaign of the Carolinas. After the war Hazzard moved to Missouri, where he worked as a
carpenter, ran a furniture business, and from 1883 to 1884 was a clerk in the Railway Postal
Service in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1884 he resigned his position, owing to a partial
paralysis caused by a railroad accident. He died in March 1904 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Please note, the family name was sometimes spelled "Hazard."
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