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D.H. Hamilton, Sr

D.H. Hamilton, Sr

Confederate (CSV)


Daniel Heyward Hamilton, Sr

(1816 - 1868)

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 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


1   Caldwell, James Fitz James, The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, known first as "Gregg's" and subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade", Marietta (Ga): Continental Book Co., 1866, pp. 7-9  [AotW citation 24091]