Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Robert H. Hatton Memorial

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Location: intersection of Cumberland St and Main St, Lebanon, TN
County: Wilson
Coordinates: N 36° 12.478    W 086° 17.466
  36.20796666    -86.2911
Waymark: None


Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial·

Erected in Honor of the Confederate Veterans of Wilson County and all other true southern soldiers 1861-1865

(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.

912 by S. G. Shepard Camp #941
United Confederate Veterans