★  Hayes, Joseph

Joseph Hayes

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Born: September 14, 1835

Birthplace: South Berwick, Maine

Father: Judge William Allen Hayes 1783 – 1851
(Buried: Old Fields Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine)​

Mother: Susan Lord 1790 – 1870
(Buried: Old Fields Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine)​

Education:

1855: Member of the Harvard University Class​
1862: Received Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University​

Occupation before War:

Banking Businessman in Wisconsin​
Civil Engineer in Iowa​
Real Estate Broker in Boston, Massachusetts​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Major of 18th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 18th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Charged Marye’s Heights 3 times at Fredericksburg​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 18th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Injured his leg at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Wounded in the Skull at the Battle of the Wilderness​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1864: Captured at Weldon Railroad, and Paroled​
Selected to distribute Supplies to Union Prisoners in the South​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1865: Commander of Advance Brigade in Pursuit of Lee’s Army​
1865: Present at the Surrender of Confederates at Appomattox​
Declined an offer to be an Officer in the United States Army​

Occupation after War:

Miner in Colorado, and in South America​
Broker in New York City, New York​
President of a Coal Company​
Suffered from his head wound in his late years of life​

Died: August 19, 1912

Place of Death: Private Sanitarium in New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Pneumonia and Bronchial

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Burial Place: Old Fields Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine
 
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