(1816 - 1868)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
Soon after seccession, officers for the new First Regiment were commissioned by Gov. Pickens ... D. H. Hamilton, Esq., late United States marshal for the District of South Carolina, was appointed Major. By April 1861 Lieutenant Colonel Gladden resigned his commission and Major Hamilton was promoted to the lieutenant-colonelcy. In December 1861 Colonel Gregg was appointed Brigadier General and ordered to South Carolina. This raised Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton to the Colonelcy.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 27 August 1863 when Colonel Abner Perrin, who was then junior in rank, was promoted to Brigadier General and command of the Brigade over him.
References & notes
Service information from Caldwell.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of his picture, from a tinted photograph of unknown provenance contributed by Kenneth Robison II.
He married Rebecca Motte Middleton (1818-1870) in 1836 and they had 10 children. One of them, Daniel, Jr., was with him at Sharpsburg; as was his brother Samuel, who was McLaws' Division Chief of Artillery.
05/02/1816; Charleston, SC
12/29/1868; Morristown, NJ; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC