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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Schuyler Hamilton​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1841‑44, — and Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1844; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 19, 1844, to June 19, 1845; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845; on sick leave of absence, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846; on sick leave of absence, 1847; in the War with

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Skirmish at Mil Flores, Aug. 13, 1847, where he was severely wounded; as Quartermaster, 1st Infantry,

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in an Affair with the Enemy at Mil Flores, Mex.)

Apr. 19 to May 7, 1847; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, Apr. 30, 1847, to Sep. 1, 1854; and as Secretary to the Board of Commissioners

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 15, 1848)

of the Military Asylum (Soldiers' Home), near Washington, D. C., 1852‑54.

Resigned, May 31, 1855.

Civil History. — Administradorº of New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, Cal., 1855. Farmer, Branford, Ct., 1858‑61. Author of "History of the American Flag," 1854.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: as a volunteer private of the 7th N. Y. Reg. National Guards, on the March to the Relief of Washington, Apr., 1861, and Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Butler at Annapolis, Md.; on the Staff of Lieutenant-General Scott, as Military Secretary, May 9 to Aug. 7,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Military Secretary to the General-in‑Chief, May 9, 1861)

1861, and as Aide-de‑Camp, Aug. 7 to Nov. 1, 1861; as Asst. Chief of

(Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to General-in‑Chief, Aug. 7, 1861)

Staff to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Halleck, commanding the Department of the Missouri, Nov. 12, 1861, to Jan. 2, 1862; in command of the District of

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 12, 1861)

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 2 to Feb. 16, 1862; in command of Division, in Operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Mississippi River, resulting in the Evacuation of the former, Mar. 13‑14, 1862, and Capture of the latter, Apr. 7, 1862, which was greatly facilitated by cutting a canal, suggested by him, to turn the enemy's position; in the Campaign of 1862, in Tennessee and Mississippi, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 22 to May 30, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Sep., 1862; and reported for duty to Major-General

(Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers,
for Meritorious Services at New Madrid and Island No. 10)

 p89  Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans, at Nashville, Ten., but protracted sickness compelled him to leave the service.

Resigned, Feb. 27, 1863.2

Civil History. — Farmer, Branford, Ct., 1863‑66. Hydrographic Engineer, in the Department of Docks of New York city, 1871‑73; and Superintendent of Yards, 1873‑75. Author of "Our National Flag, the Stars and Stripes, its History in a Century," being an Address before the New York Historical Society, June 14, 1877, the Centennial Anniversary of the Adoption of the Flag.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Post-office address, No. 229 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died March 18, 1903, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 81.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Notes:

1 Son of John C. Hamilton, Aide-de‑camp to General William Henry Harrison.º

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2 The order accepting his resignation was in the following terms: "The President, with much regret, accepts the resignation of Major-General Schuyler Hamilton because of the ill health and disability he incurred in the service of his country, wherein he was highly distinguished for ability and good conduct."

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