★  Hamilton, Charles Smith

Charles Smith Hamilton
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Born: November 16, 1822

Birthplace: Westernville, New York

Father: Zane Alasman Hamilton 1784 – 1863
(Buried: East Aurora Cemetery, East Aurora, New York)​

Mother: Sylvia Putnam 1789 – 1883

Wife:
Sophia J. Shepard 1826 – 1911
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​

Children:

Charles Hadley Hamilton 1850 – 1915​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​
Colonel William Reeve Hamilton 1855 – 1914​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​
Arthur Putnam Hamilton 1859 – 1910​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​
Harry F. Hamilton 1859 – 1911​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​

Education:

1843: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (26th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1843 – 1845: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1843 – 1845: Garrison Duty at Buffalo Barracks, New York​
1845 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1845 – 1846: Garrison Duty at Fort Wilkins, Michigan​
1846: Served in the Battle of Monterrey, Mexico
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1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Capture of San Antonio, Texas​
1847 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Served in the Battle of Churubusco, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Captain, for Gallantry at Churubusco, and Contreras​
1847: Wounded in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico​
1848: Quartermaster, United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1848: Garrison Duty at East Pascagoula, Mississippi​
1848 – 1850: Recruiter for United States Army​
1850 – 1851: Frontier Duty at Fort Towson, Indian Territory​
1851: Served in the march to Texas​
1851 – 1852: Frontier Duty at Fort Belknap, Texas​
1853: Resigned from United States Army on April 30th
1853 – 1861: Farmer and Manufacturer in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin​
1854: President of Found-du-Lac County Agricultural Society​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 3rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi​
1862: Served in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862 – 1863: Union Army Commander, District of Corinth, Mississippi​
1863: Union Army Commander, District of West Tennessee​
1863: Resigned from Union Army on April 13th

Occupation after War:

Manufacturer of Linseed, and Colza Oils​
1866 – 1875: President of University of Wisconsin​
1869 – 1877: United States Marshal to Wisconsin​
1874: Member of Board of Visitors, West Point Military Academy​
1878 – 1891: President of Hamilton Paper Company​

Died: April 17, 1891

Place of Death: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cause of Death: Pneumonia and Paralysis

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
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He was only a colonel for six days before being appointed a brigadier general in the first batch of volunteer brigadiers on May 17, 1861. He was removed from command during the siege of Yorktown by General McClellan and was transferred to Pope's Army of the Mississippi. It was during his stint with this army that he lobbied for command of the 17th Corps. Grant pushed for promotion to Hamilton's being made a major general but did complain to Washington of his trying to take over McPherson's Corps. Also at the time Grant was not aware of Hamilton's informing a senator of his being a drunkard. Sounds like he possibly used politics for gain or advancement.
 
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