Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial
(Side bar) General Robert Hatton’s statue is atop of the monument.
(Bronze plaque at the base of the monument)
Gen. Robert Hopkins Hatton (1826-1862) Born in Ohio, moved to Lebanon, Tennessee to attend Cumberland University. Passed the bar in 1850, elected to the State Legislature in 1855 and to the United States Congress in 1859. At the outbreak of the War Between the States, Hatton called for volunteers and 1000 men from Wilson, Smith, Sumner and DeKalb Counties responded and elected him Colonel for the 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment CSA. Promoted to Brigadier General May 23, 1862. Killed eight days later, May 31, 1862, at the age of 36, in the Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks) defending Richmond, Virginia. Buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee. After Hatton’s death, his men were placed in Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Of Hatton’s original 1000 men, only 47 were present to be surrendered by Gen. Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.
Erected 1912 by S. G. Shepard Camp #941 United Confederate Veterans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); Neddy Jacobs Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Logs Used in this Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lebanon Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Looney Caruthers (approx. ¼ mile away); Caruthers Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2015, by Jason Carlton of Lebanon, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.