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BG Cyrus Hamlin

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BG Cyrus Hamlin

  • Birth 26 Apr 1839 Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Death 28 Aug 1867 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Plot Corporation Grounds, Riverlawn Section, Lot 3
  • Memorial ID 19165

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.

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  • Added: 22 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19165
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for BG Cyrus Hamlin (26 Apr 1839–28 Aug 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19165, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .