These letters were written by 37 year-old Joseph Hazen (1827-1874) † of Hammond, St Lawrence County, New York. He married Canadian-born Mary Van Schoick (1831-1910) and had several children prior to the Civil War: Susan E. Hazen (1852), Alice M. Hazen (1854), Edwin A. Hazen (1856), Gerald E. Hazen (1858), Helen M Hazen (1860) and Marion Hazen … More Who was Joseph Hazen?
This is a small archive of eleven letters with envelopes, written home by Joseph Hazen of St. Lawrence County NY, to his wife. Joseph served in Co. F, 20th NY Cavalry. They span ’64-’65. In these letters Joseph writes of corruption by commissary agents in distributing rations — of picket duty on cold, wintery mornings — … More Virtual Archive