Peter P Hazen
Whiddit & Coffin, Photographers, 82 Water Street, Newburgh, N.Y.
Peter P. Hazen, the son of Jacob D. Hazen was born in Sparrowbush, Orange County, New York in 1839. He married Mary Bloomer and had two boys, Herbert and Elwin. Peter owned and operated Hazen's Drug Store on Main Street in Cornwall, was a teacher at the schoolhouse on Clinton Street until 1871, served as the clerk and treasurer of St. John's Episcopal Church and published a small weekly paper titled The Cornwall Paper. He died 28 Jul 1894 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
HAZEN. PETER P.—Age, 22 years. Enlisted in Co. C, 124th Infantry Regiment New York, August 9, 1862, at Cornwall, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, September 5, 1862; promoted to sergeant, March 1, 1863; wounded in action when he was shot in the left cheek, July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA; transferred as sergeant to 51st Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, February 2, 1865; mustered out, September 4, 1865 at Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
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"The bible, as inscribed on the front free endpaper, was presented to him by the Orange County Bible Society on Sunday, January 4th, 1863, at Bradner Camp, two miles from Fredericksburg, Va. -three weeks after that disastrous battle. It was most assuredly carried by him through the ensuing battles at Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg. It was at Gettysburg on July 2nd, where he received the wound that would eventually cause him to transfer from the 124th (in order to fulfill his term of enlistment with light duty) to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Hazen's discharge document, dated September 4th, 1865, states that he was born in Warwick..., is twenty five years of age, five feet three inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, brown hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a teacher."