Hyde,  Brevet Major General Thomas Worcestser

Hyde, Brevet Major General Thomas Worcestser

Male 1841 - 1899  (58 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Hyde, Thomas Worcestser  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Title Brevet Major General 
    Born 15 Jan 1841  Florence, Firenze, Toscana, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 7256102 
    Residence 1850  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1860  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military Service 21 Aug 1861  Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1870  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1880  [2
    Proprietor, Iron Foundry 
    Residence 1880  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1890  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Title Colonel 
    Died 14 Nov 1899  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
    Person ID I23416  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Hyde, Zina,   b. 14 Oct 1787, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship private 
    Mother Davis, Eleanor Maria,   b. 21 Sep 1808, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 14 Apr 1840  Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F7132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie H.,   b. 1842, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1866 
    Children 
     1. Hyde, John Sedgwick,   b. 1867, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Hyde, Edward W.,   b. 1869, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Hyde, Ethel,   b. 1872, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Hyde, Arthur S.,   b. 1875, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F8337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1841 - Florence, Firenze, Toscana, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 21 Aug 1861 - Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1899 - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser 1
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser 1
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser 2
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser 2

    Documents
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1880
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1880
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1870
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1870
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1860
    Hyde, Thomas W. 1860
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser Passport
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser Passport
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser US, Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser US, Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

    Headstones
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser Grave Stone
    Hyde, Thomas Worcestser Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    This most interesting surname is a variant of "Hide", which has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for the "holder of a hide", which described someone who lived on and farmed a piece of land originally named as a "hide of land" from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hi(gi)d". A hide was quite a substantial amount for those days, varying from sixty to one hundred and twenty acres. It seems to have been originally fixed as the amount of land necessary to support one extended family, as the Olde English word for a household, "higan", would seem to suggest a common etymology with "hi(gi)d". The name may also be a variant of the personal feminine name "Ida", with the inorganic "h" usually added to names beginning with a vowel. Avice atte Hyde was recorded in 1296 in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Interesting namebearers include Edward Hyde (1609 - 1674), first earl of Clarendon, who was a supporter of Charles 1 and became secretary of state, lord chancellor and chief advisor to Charles 11 at the Restoration. Edward Hyde, Esq. popularly known as Lord Cornbury, was appointed Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New York in 1701. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de la Hyda, which was dated 1188, in the "Pipe Rolls of Dorset", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Notes 
    • Born in Florence, Italy, to parents who were natives of Bath, Maine, Hyde graduated from Bowdoin College in 1861 and then from Chicago University.

      Hyde began his Union Army service on April 2, 1861, as a major in the 7th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On February 26, 1863, he became Assistant Inspector General of the Sixth Corps of the Army of the Potomac, which was commanded by Major General William F. "Baldy" Smith. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on December 1, 1863. In 1864, he became provost marshal general of the Sixth Corps. On September 24, 1864, Hyde transferred to the 1st Maine Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was promoted to colonel on October 22, 1864. Hyde commanded Brigade 3, Division 2, VI Corps of the Army of the Shenandoah between October 30, 1864, and December 6, 1864, and the same brigade in the Army of the Potomac from December 6, 1864, when the Army of the Shenandoah returned from its detached duty to the Army of the Potomac, until June 28, 1865. Despite this service, Hyde did not receive promotion to full rank brigadier general.

      While serving under Major General John Sedgwick early in the war, Hyde was present at several key Civil War battles, including the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Antietam (for which he later received the Medal of Honor), and the Battle of Gettysburg. He was also present at Confederate General Robert E. Lee's 1865 surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Hyde was mustered out of the volunteer army on June 28, 1865.

      On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Hyde for appointment as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from April 2, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866. On February 17, 1869, President Johnson nominated Hyde for the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from April 2, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on March 3, 1869, one of the last brevet major general awards for Civil War service.

      Starting in 1873, Hyde served three terms in the Maine Senate, including two as president. He became mayor of Bath in 1878.

      In 1884, he foundedBath Iron Works and became general Manager of it in 1888. Since it was founded, the shipyard has executed more than 425 shipbuilding contracts, including 245 for the U.S. Navy.

      Hyde wrote Following the Greek Cross (1894) and Recollections of the Battle of Gettysburg (1898).

      Hyde died on November 15, 1899 at Fort Monroe, Virginia, after a short illness. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S21] 1880 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1880.

    3. [S757] US, Civil War Records.
      Record for Thomas Worcester Hyde

    4. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Thomas Worcester Hyde

    5. [S12] 1850 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1850.

    6. [S15] 1860 USA Federal Census, June 1, 1860.

    7. [S18] 1870 USA Federal Census, June 1, 1870.

    8. [S607] 1890 Veterans Schedules.