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Cyrus Hamlin
Birth: Apr. 26, 1839
Hampden
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1867
New Orleans
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Son of Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin, brother of Brevet Brigadier General Charles Hamlin. Entered Civil War military service in April 1862, when he joined the staff of Gen. John C. Fremont as an aide-de-camp. An early advocate of enlisting African-Americans into the Union Army, he was appointed Colonel and commander of the 80th United States Colored Troops in February 1863 (a regiment which did not complete its organization until September 1863). He led his regiment, then a brigade of Colored Troops in the Battles in Louisiana and at the Fall of Port Hudson. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in December 1864 and commanded the military district of Bonnet Carre, Louisiana. Received a brevet of Major General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. Stayed in Louisiana after the war as a carpetbagger politician, but died of yellow fever in 1867. First interred in the Girod Street Cemetery in New Orleans, he was reburied in his family plot 3 months later. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Hannibal Hamlin (1809 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  George Emery Hamlin (1835 - 1844)*
  Charles Hamlin (1837 - 1911)*
  Cyrus Hamlin (1839 - 1867)
  George Emery Hamlin (1848 - 1849)*
  Frank Hamlin (1862 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Bangor
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Plot: Corporation Grounds, Riverlawn Section, Lot 3
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2000
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