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 Daniel Heyward Hamilton

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Daniel Heyward Hamilton

Birth
Death
18 Sep 1908 (aged 70)
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
18083881 View Source

Civil War Confederate Officer. This son of Colonel Daniel Heyward and Rebecca Motte Middleton Hamilton received an education at The Citadel, a military school in his native Charleston, South Carolina. He removed himself to Hillsboro, North Carolina in 1859 and became an instructor at Charles Courtenay Tew's Hillsboro Military Academy. The American Civil War interrupted this tenure, after which he was commissioned a Major with an assignment to the 13th North Carolina Infantry. He subsequently served on the staff of General Roswell Sabine Ripley with additional service as the Adjutant of Gregg's 1st South Carolina Regiment then commanded by his father. Major Hamilton received a dangerous wound at Shepherdstown, West Virginia which required his removal from active field service. He continued in service as the Provost Marshal of Columbia, South Carolina. During the scuffle at Catawba Bridge, the South Carolinian was captured. After the four year war concluded in 1865, he successfully studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced the profession. As an alternative, he became a competent educator in Hillsboro's school district. Furthermore, Hamilton served his community of Orange County as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Clerk of the Superior Court.

Civil War Confederate Officer. This son of Colonel Daniel Heyward and Rebecca Motte Middleton Hamilton received an education at The Citadel, a military school in his native Charleston, South Carolina. He removed himself to Hillsboro, North Carolina in 1859 and became an instructor at Charles Courtenay Tew's Hillsboro Military Academy. The American Civil War interrupted this tenure, after which he was commissioned a Major with an assignment to the 13th North Carolina Infantry. He subsequently served on the staff of General Roswell Sabine Ripley with additional service as the Adjutant of Gregg's 1st South Carolina Regiment then commanded by his father. Major Hamilton received a dangerous wound at Shepherdstown, West Virginia which required his removal from active field service. He continued in service as the Provost Marshal of Columbia, South Carolina. During the scuffle at Catawba Bridge, the South Carolinian was captured. After the four year war concluded in 1865, he successfully studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced the profession. As an alternative, he became a competent educator in Hillsboro's school district. Furthermore, Hamilton served his community of Orange County as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Clerk of the Superior Court.


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  • Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 26 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 18083881
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18083881/daniel-heyward-hamilton: accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Heyward Hamilton (19 Mar 1838–18 Sep 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18083881, citing Saint Matthews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634).