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Confederate (CSA)


Daniel Heyward Hamilton, Sr

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Soon after seccessionm, officers for the new First Regiment were commissioned by Gov. Pickens: Col. Maxey Gregg, at that time a lawyer of Columbia, and a member of the convention, was appointed to command this regiment;
Col. A. H. Gladden, a native of South Carolina, though at that time residing in Mobile, Alabama, who had commanded the Palmetto regiment during the last few months of the Mexican war, was appointed lieutenant-colonel;
D. H. Hamilton, Esq., late United States marshal for the District of South Carolina, was appointed Major.

Some time previous to the fall of Fort Sumter, Lieut. Col. Gladden resigned his commission, and Major Hamilton was promoted to the lieutenant-colonelcy. In December, 1861, Col. Gregg was appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, and ordered to South Carolina. This raised Lieut. Col. Hamilton to the Colonelcy of the First regiment.

The rest of the War

Resigned 8/27/63.

References & notes

Source: J. F. J. Caldwell, A History Of A Brigade of South Carolinians Known First as "Gregg"s," and Subsequently as "McGowan"s Brigade.", Philadelphia, 1866., online at

More on the Web

Additional material is available in a collection of his father James' (1786-1857) papers and of several related families at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. James was Governor of South Carolina (1830 - 32) and presided over the convention that passed the Ordinance of Nullification - 1832.