Arthur D. Hamilton(1842 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Milton, he was a student at the Milton Academy (1859-60) and carpenter before he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 24 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds in Keedysville, MD on 26 September 1862, probably the first man from Milton to be killed in the War. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the Roster2. More detail from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 05/11/1842 |
Death Date: 09/26/1862 Death Place: Keedysville, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3593]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 368 [AotW citation 10195]
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