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Charles L Hamilton

  • Birth 4 Jun 1843 Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Mar 1916 Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 87789916

son of Charles B Hamilton and Sarah Clapham, both from Virginia

retired bank clerk

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXX.
Pages 393 - 407

MUSICIAN CHARLES L. HAMILTON, aged twenty, born in Virginia, Cass county, and was a clerk when he enlisted from Bath. Was appointed musician at the organization of the company, served to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged May 18, 1865.

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.


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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 1 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87789916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles L Hamilton (4 Jun 1843–12 Mar 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87789916, citing Carlinville City Cemetery, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .