EDWARD C. HAZELTINE, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Hazeltine '63

Date of birth: 1841

Date of death: February 17, 1864

Age: ~22

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Edward Clarence Hazeltine was admitted to the Naval Academy from New Hampshire on September 22, 1859 at age 17 years 11 months.

Loss

Edward was lost on February 17, 1864 when USS Housatonic (1861) was sunk by CSS Hunley in the world's first submarine attack.

Biography

From "Cenantua's Blog":

Born ca. 1842, in New Hampshire, Edward C. Hazeltine was a son of Life A. and Caroline R. Hazeltine. On September 22, 1859, he was appointed as a midshipman with the U.S. Naval Academy.

On May 9, 1861, Edward was among the 42 members of the Second Class, of the USNA, who were ordered “detached” to active service. Young Midshipman Hazeltine appears to have seen service first aboard the USS Hartford , and later aboard the Housatonic… though I don’t have specific dates. Though I can’t say for sure on which ship he was serving at the time, he was commissioned to ensign on December 27, 1862. I wish I knew more of the details of his service, prior to his death on February 17, 1864.

He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 22 September, 1859. Ensign, 27 December, 1862. Lost on the Housatonic, 17 February, 1864.

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Class of 1863

Edward is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 in Memorial Hall.