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Hamilton - William H.

Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II (New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1896), p. 1196-97.

William H. Hamilton: The subject of this sketch was born in Champaign county. O., Aug. 8, 1830 and passed from life in Montgomery county, Ind., Feb. 2, 1881, from typhoid fever. His father, John Hamilton is also dead. Ellen Shriver who became his wife in Clinton county, Ind., Feb. 18, 1869, was a native Ohioan, born Oct. 27, 1831. Her parents, who are dead, were George W. and Mary A. (Corbin) Cook. The issue of this union is as follows: Rose E., William dec. (twins), Ulysses G., Elizabeth N . and Oliver D. When hostilities broke out between the North and South, our subject was peacefully engaged in farming; he was enrolled under the second call for volunteers July 21, 1861, for three years, joining Co. G, 26th Ind. V. I., 13th A. C. from Tippecanoe county, Ind., when 31 years old; he received a slight flesh wound at Prairie Grove but did not enter hospital; he was honorably discharged Jan. 31, 1864 at Brownsville, Tex., and re-enlisted there Feb. 1, 1864, in Co. G, 26th Ind! . V. I., as a private, receiving the usual furlough. Rejoining his command, he was constantly on duty with it, taking part in the battles of Prairie Grove, Siege of Vicksburg, Black River, Champion Hills, Red River Expedition, New Orleans and several others; he was not finally discharged until Jan. 15, 1866, when it was received at Vicksburg, Miss. His brother, Willis served in an Ind. Regt. His wife's brother, John belonged to Co. G, 11th Ind. Regt. Comrade Hamilton's widow has a pension and the family address is Darlington, Ind.  (thanks Jeff S)

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