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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Phillips Hamilton

(1837 - 1890)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farmer in the Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action in Maryland; on Maryland Heights on 13 September or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company I of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry on 1 July 1863.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Blocker in Edgefield County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married the widow Virginia Pope Holloway Williams (1839-1896) in 1865 and they had 4 children.

She had married, first, Carraway Williams (b. 1834) and they had 3 children. He enlisted on 15 April 1861 as 5th Sergeant of Company G of the 7th SC Infantry. He died of typhoid pneumonia at Culpeper, VA on 2 January 1862; their 3rd child and only son Caraway Hampden Brooks Williams was born about 6 weeks later.


01/06/1837; Edgefield, SC


02/09/1890; Edgefield, SC; burial in Isaac Bowles Cemetery, Edgefield County, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 525  [AotW citation 24526]