A month later with the bullet still lodged in his neck Hawley was again commissioned colonel and assigned to command his own 29. Emergency regiment along with two from New York during Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania.
His duty was the protection of the bridges of the Pennsylvania railroad against their threatened destruction. With Lee's retreat Hawley's military career came to a close. Before the war, Hawley was an instructor at the West Chester Academy (1857-60), then teller at the National Bank of Chester County.
From West Chester, he recruited a company of troops and entered the war in the 124th Pennsylvania as Captain, Company A on August 12, 1862, and was appointed Colonel of the Regiment on the 16th. After the war, he was first cashier in the bank of Isaac Haldeman (father of the 124th's Major) - the First National Bank of Media, organized. In 1894 he was elected President of the Bank, and served as such to December 1906. He was also President of the Springfield Water Company, supplying the suburb of Philadelphia. He was at "Pennsylvania Day" at Antietam on 17 September 1904, then President of the Battlefield Commission dedicating and transferring battlefield monuments to the US Government.He died on 5 May 1915. An extensive obituary appeared on the frontpage of the Chester Times the following day.
The carte is trimmed and now only measures 3.625 incheslong. A full sized image (NOT INCLUDED) is scanned next to it to show theextent of the trimming. It begins at the bottom of the albumen so the all ofthe print is all there and only "excess" mount is removed.
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