HAMMOND, Lafayette

Male 1830 - 1873  (43 years)


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  • Name HAMMOND, Lafayette 
    Born 1830  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military
    • Civil War: Field & Staff and Co. H, 1st California Infantry; Field & Staff, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery

      Indian Wars: Company A, 23rd U.S. infantry

      Lafayette Hammond was the son of Robert Hanna Hammond and Elizabeth Clark. He was living at San Francisco, California, by 1860 (1860 US Census). After the coming of the Civil War, Lafayette enlisted and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant at San Francisco August 15, 1861, and assigned as regimental quartermaster, Field & Staff, 1st California Infantry. Lieutenant Hammond was posted to Camp Latham, Los Angeles County, from October 1861 until February 1862, at which time he was transferred to Camp Drum, Los Angeles County (Post Returns). He was promoted to captain July 11, 1862, and took command of Company H, 1st California Infantry, July 17 (Orton: 67, 335, 367). Captain Hammond resigned his commission in the California Volunteers September 19, 1863, in order to accept a commission as a major in the Ohio Volunteers. He was mustered into Field & Staff, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery, August 1, 1863. Major Hammond was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, August 23, 1865. Lafayette accepted a commission as 1st Lieutenant in the Regular Army and was mustered into Company A, 23rd U.S. Infantry, July 28, 1866 (Heitman: 1:495). Lieutenant Hammond was posted at Angel Island, San Francisco, when he received orders transferring him to Fort Yuma, California, August 3, 1872. Lieutenant Hammond died on active duty at Fort Yuma September 6, 1873, and was buried in the Fort Yuma post cemetery. His remains were transferred to San Francisco National Cemetery after Fort Yuma was closed.
    Obituary
    • DEATHS.

      Lieutenant Lafayette Hammond, of the Twenty-third United States Infantry, has died from apoplexy at Fort Yuma.

      San Francisco Daily, Alta, California, September 13, 1873
    _UID 72233E4421304053B794E1EF538DC19E55D4 
    Died 6 Sep 1873  Imperial, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Fort Yuma 
    Person ID I9388  Ancestry
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2015 

    Father HAMMOND, Gen. Robert Hanna (2),   b. 28 Apr 1791, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1847  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother CLARK, Elizabeth,   b. 10 Sep 1793, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1870  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1818  [1
    • Elizabeth was the widow of Rev. Phillip Gloninger.
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1045] Miltonian, 1818.