Hyatt, Arthur William

Birth Name Hyatt, Arthur William
Gramps ID 372467440
Gender male
Age at Death 67 years, 2 months, 29 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4613] 26 October 1832 Brighthelmstone, Brighton, Sussex  
Death [E4614] 24 January 1900 New Oleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  
Baptism [E4615] 3 February 1833 Countess of Huntingdon, London Road Chapel, Ann St  
Occupation [E4616]   American Civil War Officer, Lithographer


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, Samuel [I0410]
Mother Olive, Hannah Sarah [I0086]
    Sister     Hyatt, Isabella [I1566]
    Brother     Hyatt, Edward C [I1567]
    Brother     Hyatt, Albert E [I1568]
    Brother     Hyatt, Frasier [I1569]
    Brother     Hyatt, Frederick J [372467237]
    Sister     Hyatt, Emily H [372467388]
         Hyatt, Arthur William [372467440]
    Brother     Hyatt, Walter Olive [372467996]
    Brother     Hyatt, Alexander [372468420]
    Sister     Hyatt, Laura G [372468489]
    Sister     Hyatt, Clare M [372468566]


    Family of Hyatt, Arthur William and Dakin, Mary Caroline [F0238]
Married Wife Dakin, Mary Caroline [I1538]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5580] 4 July 1855 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
  1. Hyatt, Alice O [I1539]
  2. Hyatt, Carrie [I1540]
  3. Hyatt, Calvin C [I1541]
  4. Hyatt, Georgiana [I1542]
  5. Hyatt, Maud [I1543]
  6. Hyatt, Blanche [I1544]
  7. Hyatt, Frank [I1545]


Arthur William Hyatt: Arrived in USA 28/11/1848.
By 1850, living in New Orleans - Municipality 2 Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana, USA (US Census, 1850).

Arthur William Hyatt was born in Brighton, England in 1832 and came with his parents to Galveston, Republic of Texas, in 1841. In 1855, he married Mary Caroline Dakin, or Carrie, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Hyatt, a soldier in the Confederate Army, served as Lieutenant in Company H of the Confederate Guards Regiment (1862), as 1st Lieutenant and Captain of Companies A and B of the 16th Battalion of the Louisiana Infantry (also called the Confederate Guards Response Battalion), as Captain of Company G of the 33rd Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers (July-Oct. 1862), and as Captain of Company D of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion (1864).

He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of the Confederate Guards Response Battalion in 1864, and he commanded the Consolidated Crescent Regiment as Lieutenant- Colonel from October 1864 until the close of the War. He served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh (Apr. 1862) and at the Battle of Mansfield (Apr. 1864); he participated in the Red River Expedition, 1864. Officers serving and associated with Hyatt include Hugh W. Montgomery, John M. Bonner, and John W. Hardie.

Arthur W. Hyatt, promoted lieutenant colonel in Consolidated Crescent Regiment, April 24, 1864;
F. F. Perrodin. Company E.

Hyatt records getting shot in the leg in the Battle of Mansfield (April 9, 1864) and the number of other troops either killed or wounded during the battle.

Several battles ensued over many days, and eventually the 28th retreated northward as the Union army pursued them. Colonel Arthur W. Hyatt, a member of the 28th's Brigade, described the forced march in his journal:
"A regular race from the enemy. Feet sore, dust intolerable . . . . When we halt - we squat ourselves down, no matter where - in the sand, in the mud, anywhere - and our only hope is that the halt will last fifteen minutes. At night you fall down too tired to be careful of selections, and go to sleep . . . without taking off clothes, shoes or cap"

Crescent Infantry Regiment was organized with men from New Orleans and entered Confederate Service in May of 1861. The unit fought in the Battle of Shiloh and reported 23 killed, 84 wounded and 20 missing.
During the summer of 1863, the Confederate Guards Response Battalion and the 11th. Louisiana Infantry Battalion merged into the regiment. It served in Mouton's and H. Gray's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department and was active in Western Louisiana and the Operations against Bank's Red River Campaign.
During the Spring of 1865 it disbanded.
The Field Officers were Colonels James H. Beard, Abel W. Bosworth and M. J. Smith; Lt. Colonels Franklin H. Clack, Arthur W. Hyatt, George P. McPheeters and George Soule; and Majors Mercer Canfield and Myford McDougall.

During the American Civil War, Confederate forces under Generals Richard Taylor and Henry Sibley withdrew from Franklin and on April 14, 1862, reached Jeanerette, twelve miles (19 km) south of New Iberia. A soldier, Arthur W. Hyatt, describes the difficult march:
"Thus we had marched about twenty-six miles in fifteen hours and fought a battle in the bargain. But such terrible hard marching I never witnessed before. Our feet are all blistered and swollen, and we have had scarcely anything to eat -- what with hunger, thirst, mud, rain, marching, fighting, dust, etc., etc., we are perfectly worn out." The night after Hyatt's report, the "weather turned unusually cool, and the men got very little sleep."

He was buried January 1900 in:
Lafayette Cemetery Number 2
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485841


  1. Hyatt, Samuel [I0410]
    1. Olive, Hannah Sarah [I0086]
      1. Hyatt, Frederick J [372467237]
      2. Hyatt, Emily H [372467388]
      3. Hyatt, Arthur William
        1. Dakin, Mary Caroline [I1538]
          1. Hyatt, Alice O [I1539]
          2. Hyatt, Carrie [I1540]
          3. Hyatt, Calvin C [I1541]
          4. Hyatt, Georgiana [I1542]
          5. Hyatt, Maud [I1543]
          6. Hyatt, Blanche [I1544]
          7. Hyatt, Frank [I1545]
      4. Hyatt, Walter Olive [372467996]
      5. Hyatt, Alexander [372468420]
      6. Hyatt, Laura G [372468489]
      7. Hyatt, Clare M [372468566]
      8. Hyatt, Isabella [I1566]
      9. Hyatt, Edward C [I1567]
      10. Hyatt, Albert E [I1568]
      11. Hyatt, Frasier [I1569]