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From: "RKreis" <>
Subject: [OHMUSKIN] Hazlett Memorial 14 May 2011 Zanesville Ohio
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 07:02:07 -0400

ZANESVILLE -- The dedication of new grave markers and a memorial service for two local brothers who gave their lives in defense of the Union during the Civil War will take place Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Capt. John C. Hazlett and Lt. Charles E. Hazlett grew up in a house on Muskingum Avenue. John was the prosecuting attorney of Muskingum County when war began and later became captain of company E, 2nd Ohio Voluntary Infantry. Charles was seven years younger than his brother and was a May 1861 graduate of West Point who became commander of Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery.

John was wounded in the Battle of Stone River December 31, 1862, and succumbed to those wounds in Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 7, 1863. Charles was shot dead on Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863.

After several years of organizing, planning and raising funds, the Muskingum County Civil War Association Inc. announced plans for Hazlett Day in Zanesville.

The day's events will begin at 9 a.m. at the Dr. Increase Matthews House Museum, 304 Woodlawn Ave., where the Pioneer and Historical Society and the Friends of the P&HS will hold an open house featuring a display of Civil War items including items related to Charles. Civil War reenactors will set up a military camp on the lawn of the museum and present living history lessons in relation to the time period.

At 2 p.m., a cannon discharge in the cemetery will be the signal for the soldiers to begin a march to the grave sites. It was at this same time of day that the original funeral processions began from the Hazlett House in June and July, 1863. The house still stands on Muskingum Avenue about 200 yards from the Matthews House. The troops will be under the command of Capt. Phil Jenkins, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with 11-year-old Payton Seats, who portrays Johnny Clem, providing the drum beat for the march. A riderless horse led by Sgt. Robert Lutz also will be featured in the procession.

At the grave sites, a short memorial service will be held including prayers and blessing of the head stones by Fr. Robert Willmann of St. James Episcopal Church, where the Hazletts were members; a rifle volley by the infantry and a three-round salute from the artillery under the command of Lt. Robert Daniels, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. The playing of taps will conclude the service.

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