Daniel Heyward Hamilton, Jr(1838 - 1908)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: acting Regimental Adjutant
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
was originally from Charleston SC. When the war began, he was an instructor at the Hillsboro NC Military Academy. On 26 MAY 1861, he was commissioned as a Major in the 3rd NC Volunteers. From May 1861 until April 1862, the regiment was assigned to the Department of Norfolk and remained in the Norfolk, Va area. Major Hamilton was discharged from the service on 26 APR 1862 during the army reorganization when he was defeated for re-election in the regiment. He later served for a time in the 1st SC Infantry, a regiment commanded by his father Col D. H. Hamilton Sr. After the war, he made his home in Hillsboro NC.
(quoted from intoduction to Hamilton Correspondence.)
In the Antietam Campaign:
The report of his commanding officer mentions that he was slightly wounded in the skirmish at Shepherdstown/Boteler's Ford on Sept 20th.
References, Sources, and other notes:
See more of him from a collection of Hamilton correspondence at the CSA Postal History site.
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