Brevet Brig. General Charles E. Hamlin (USA)

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Charles Edward Hamlin

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Birthplace: Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hannibal Hamlin, 15th Vice President of the USA and Sarah Jane Hamlin
Husband of Sarah Purington Hamlin and Sarah Purinton Thompson
Father of Charles Eugene Hamlin; Addison Hamlin; Cyrus Hamlin and Edwin Hamlin
Brother of Brig. General Cyrus Hamlin (USA); Sarah Jane Livermore and George Emery Livermore
Half brother of Hannibal Emery Livermore; Frank Livermore and Frank Hamlin

Occupation: Civil War Hero & Lawyer
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About Brevet Brig. General Charles E. Hamlin (USA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hamlin_(general)

Charles Hamlin (September 13, 1837 - May 15, 1911) was an American Civil War general. He was also the son of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin and brother to Cyrus Hamlin, another Civil War general.

He began his military career as a major in the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment and then gained a staff position in the Army of the Potomac. After serving on the staffs of Generals Hiram G. Berry and Albion P. Howe, Hamlin was breveted to brigadier general in 1865. He fought in the Battle of Gettysburg among other engagements.

Along with his sister Sarah, Hamlin was at Ford's Theater on the night of the Lincoln assassination.

A lawyer in civilian life, Hamlin returned to his home in Bangor, Maine after the war and became City Soliciter in 1867. In 1883 and 1885 he served terms in the Maine House of Representatives, becoming its Speaker in his second term. He also served as president of the Eastern Maine General Hospital (now the Eastern Maine Medical Center).

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Brevet Brig. General Charles E. Hamlin (USA)'s Timeline

1837
September 13, 1837
Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, United States
1860
November 28, 1860
Age 23
1861
October 11, 1861
Age 24
Maine, United States
1863
March 30, 1863
Age 25
Maine, United States
1869
August 18, 1869
Age 31
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
1911
1911
Age 73
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
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