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 Schuyler Hamilton

Schuyler Hamilton

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Mar 1903 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 186, Lot 19596
Memorial ID 3303 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General. He graduated at from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1841, and served gallantry in the Mexican War as Aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott until he resigned as a Captain in 1854. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered for the New York National Guard and was commissioned Brigadier General in command of the 7th New York Regiment in 1861. Promoted Major General in 1862, he actively engaged in operations against the Confederates in the Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee campaigns until compelled to resign due to illness in 1863. He later was hydrographic engineer, superintendent of the Department of Docks, New York City, until 1875 and subsequently retired owing to ill health.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3303
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Schuyler Hamilton (25 Jul 1822–18 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3303, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .