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Confederate (CSV)


David Henry Hamilton

(1843 - 1829)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service as Private on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland in 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, sick in the Spring of 1863 and promoted to 5th Sergeant in the Fall of 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House on 12 April 1865.

After the War

He was Sheriff of Trinity County then moved to Centralia County and farmed and ran a mill there. He was elected to a term in the Texas State House from 1893-95. He moved to Haskell County in 1895 and then returned to Trinity County where he spent the rest of his life.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson.1 His presence on the Campaign from his own History of Company M : First Texas Volunteer Infantry (1925) [online from Hathi Trust]. Details from his profile from the Legislative Reference Library of Texas. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was a great great grandfather of Texas Governor Rick Perry.


08/08/1843; Oxford, MS


05/30/1829; Groveton, TX; burial in Bennett Cemetery, Apple Springs, TX


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 87  [AotW citation 21080]