Brevetted for gallantry in the Civil War battles of Fair Oaks, Chancellorsville & the Wilderness, Virginia
(1820-95) Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, he graduated in the West Point class of 1842. Commissioned brevet 2nd lieutenant, 1st U.S. Infantry, July 1, 1842; 2nd lieutenant, 7th U.S. Infantry, July 21, 1844; 1st lieutenant, February 16, 1847, seeing action in the Mexican War; captain, March 3, 1855; colonel, 37th New York Infantry, September 28, 1861; major, 10th U.S. Infantry, January 21, 1863; brevet lieutenant colonel, for gallantry in battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863; and colonel, May 6, 1864, for gallantry in battle of the Wilderness; brevet brigadier general, March 13, 1865, for gallantry in the battle of Fair Oaks, Va. In the years 1865-66, Hayman was the assistant provost marshal general and disbursing officer at Elmira, New York. He was assigned to the command of Fort Dakota in 1866, and retired in 1872. He died on May 1, 1895.
Partial Document Signed With Rank: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2, in ink, Very Respectfully, Your obdt. Servt., S.B. Hayman, 1 Lt. 7th Inf., A.A.Q.M. Addressed at left to Maj. Genl. Thomas S. Jessup, Quarter Master Gen. U.S.A., Washington City, D.C. Dated January 1855 on the reverse. Light age toning and wear.