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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Charles S. Hamilton

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Charles Smith Hamilton: Born Nov. 16, 1822.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Buffalo Barracks, N. Y., 1843‑45, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Nov. 17, 1845)

Wilkins, Mich., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, —

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 30, 1847)

Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey,

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded; as Quartermaster, 5th Infantry, Mar. 1 to Sep. 18, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1848‑50; and on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1850‑51, — March to Texas, 1851, — and Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851‑52.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1853.

Civil History. — Farmer and Flour Manufacturer, Fond-du‑Lac, Wis., 1853‑61.​a President of Fond-du‑Lac County Agricultural Society, 1854.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in Operations on the Upper Potomac and in the Shenandoah

(Colonel, 3d Wisconsin Volunteers, May 11, 1861)

Valley, Va., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, May 17, 1861)

Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to May, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862; in the Mississippi Campaign, June to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Iuka,

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 19, 1862)

Sep. 19, 1862, — and Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3‑4, 1862; and in command of the District of Corinth, and left wing of the Army of the Tennessee, in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant's flank movement to Oxford, Mis., Oct., 1862, to Jan., 1863, — and of the 16th Army Corps and District of West Tennessee, Jan. to Apr., 1863.

Resigned, Apr. 13, 1863.

 p182  Civil History. — Manufacturer of Linseed and Colza Oils, since 1863. President of Board of Regents of University of Wisconsin, 1866‑75. U. S. Marshal for the District of Wisconsin, Mar. 31, 1869, to Mar. 31, 1877. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1874. President of the Hamilton Paper Company, since 1878. Residence, Milwaukee, Wis.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died April 17, 1891, at Milwaukee, Wis.: Aged 67.

Buried, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a His son, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William Reeve Hamilton, Class of 1876, was born in Fond du Lac.

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