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Hamilton Bogart Dox
Birth: Apr. 28, 1827
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1903
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was a bank cashier in Chicago, Illinois when he joined the Union Army in late 1861. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, he assisted Colonel Theophilus Lyle Dickey in details of organization. A month after the 4th Illinois Cavalry participated in the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, he resigned on May 3, 1862. On January 4, 1864, he joined the 12th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry as a Major and quickly rose to Lieutenant Colonel. He participated in Major General Nathaniel G. Banks' Red River Campaign and subsequently was ordered first to New Orleans, Louisiana, then to Baton Rouge. The 12th Illinois Cavalry was active in scouting and picket duty and participated in several expeditions including those to Liberty, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; Alexandria, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In January of 1865, the 4th Illinois Cavalry and the 12th Illinois Cavalry were consolidated. From October 13, 1865 until it was mustered out on May 29, 1866, he served as the Colonel of the 12th. On the day he was mustered out with his regiment, he was brevetted a Brigadier General, US Volunteers "for gallant and meritorious services." After the war he resumed his career as a banker in Chicago. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
Burial:
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Mt. Repose Division, Section 2, Lot 533
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
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Hamilton Bogart Dox
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 28, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Sep. 30, 2013
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