|Death: ||Oct. 15, 1863|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407
ALBERT J. HAMILTON, aged twenty-one, born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, farmer, enlisted from Bath, Ill. Served with his company until failing health sent him to the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he died October 11, 1863. Is buried at No. 522 in the national cemetery at Chattanooga.
Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.
This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy.
Note: A minor applied for a pension Oct 6 1866
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Plot: B 522
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