(1832–89) Union army officer, born in Bangor, Maine. Hatch was noted for his significant part in the successful diversionary raid through Mississippi led by Col. Benjamin Grierson (1863) and for outstanding leadership of his cavalry division at Franklin and Nashville (both 1864). After the war Hatch held a series of assignments on the western frontier, fighting in the Apache Wars (1877–81) and other Indian skirmishes, endeavors in which he proved less successful than he had during the Civil War.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.