Ezra C. Hatton Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hatton, Ezra C.
Ezra C. Hatton collection
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Janaury 2014

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Gift of Steve Meuche.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1862-1865).


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Posters

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies

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Collection Inventory


Box Folder


1 1


1 2


1 3


1 4-5


1 6


1 7


1 8


1 9
Box Folder

Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865 - Twenty-second Michigan Infantry (Volume 22) undated 

1 10

Oversize Materials 


Captains Commission July 31, 1862 

Captain, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers June 8, 1865 

Majors Commission May 15, 1866 

Register of Land office, Huntsville, Alabama July 13, 1866 

Commission for State of New York April 3, 1869 

Regimental Record Posters (3) undated