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Ezra C. Hatton collection

Identifier: 00235

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, invoices, orders and receipts primarily from the period 1862-1869. There is also a copy of the published book by the State of Michigan recording the members and events of the 22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment.

Oversized material in the collection includes Regimental Record posters and the officer's commissions received by Hatton.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1869

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Ezra Caves Hatton (sometimes spelled Hatten) was born September 6, 1813 in England. Around 1846 he moved from New York to Michigan. He married Melvina Davis (1826-1920) in 1844 in Detroit, Michigan. They had two daughters, Melvina (1848-1920) and Eudora (1852-1921).

Hatton enlisted in 22nd Michigan Infantry on July 26, 1862 and was commissioned a captain on July 31, 1862 in Company A. He was promoted to Brevet Lt. Colonel on March 13, 1865 and commissioned an officer in the U.S. Volunteers Adjutant General Department Infantry Regiment on June 8, 1865. He remained for a period of four years in Huntsville, Alabama.

In 1869, he moved the family to Howell, Michigan. He died July 26, 1877.


0.25 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of Steve Meuche.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Ezra C. Hatton Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
Janaury 2014
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US