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The Hamilton’s are of Scotch-French descent. Alexander Hamilton came from the West Indies to New Jersey in the early 1700’s. In 1780 he married Elizabeth Schuyler daughter of General Schuyler, soldier and statesman. Alexander and Elizabeth had Schuyler Hamilton. He was given his mother’s maiden name for a first name.

Schuyler Hamilton, soldier, son of John Church Hamilton, born in New York city, 25 July, 1822, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1841, entered the 1st infantry, and was on duty on the plains and as assistant instructor of tactics at West Point. He served with honor in the Mexican war, being brevetted for gallantry at Monterey, and again for his brave conduct in an affair at Nil Flores, where he was attacked by a superior force of Mexican lancers, and was severely wounded in a desperate hand-to-hand combat. From 1847 till 1854 he served as aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott. At the beginning o..

The Hamilton’s are of Scotch-French descent. Alexander Hamilton came from the West Indies to New Jersey in the early 1700’s. In 1780 he married Elizabeth Schuyler daughter of General Schuyler, soldier and statesman. Alexander and Elizabeth had Schuyler Hamilton. He was given his mother’s maiden name for a first name.

Schuyler Hamilton, soldier, son of John Church Hamilton, born in New York city, 25 July, 1822, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1841, entered the 1st infantry, and was on duty on the plains and as assistant instructor of tactics at West Point. He served with honor in the Mexican war, being brevetted for gallantry at Monterey, and again for his brave conduct in an affair at Nil Flores, where he was attacked by a superior force of Mexican lancers, and was severely wounded in a desperate hand-to-hand combat. From 1847 till 1854 he served as aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott. At the beginning of the civil war he volunteered as a private in the 7th New York regiment, and was attached to the staff of General Benjamin F. Butler, and then acted as military secretary to General Scott until the retirement of the latter.

He next served as assistant chief of staff to General Henry W. Halleck, at St. Louis, Missouri, with the rank of colonel, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteer's on 12 November, 1861, and ordered to command the department of St. Louis. He participated in the important operations of the armies of the Tennessee and of the Cumberland, was the first to suggest the cutting of a canal to turn the enemy's position at Island No. 10, and commanded a division in the operations against that island and New Madrid, for which he was made a major-general on 17 September, 1862. At the battle of Farmington he commanded the reserve. On 27 February, 1863, he was compelled by feeble health to resign. From 1871 till 1875 he filled the post of hydrographic engineer for the department of docks in New York city. He is the author of a "History of the National Flag of the United States" (New York, 1852), and on 14 June, 1877, the centennial anniversary of its adoption, delivered an address on "Our National Flag."

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Schuyler Hamilton (July 22, 1822 - March 18, 1903) was an American soldier, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton. He was born in New York, graduated at West Point in 1841, served with great gallantry in the Mexican War, and was brevetted first lieutenant in 1846 and captain in 1847. From the latter year until 1854 he was aid-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott. He then resigned from the army, but upon the outbreak of the Civil War volunteered as a private in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard. He was rapidly promoted, becoming a brigadier general of volunteers in 1861, and a major general of volunteers in 1862. He was actively engaged in the operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, in the Mississippi River, and in the campaigns in Tennessee and Mississippi. He played a role in the Second Battle of Corinth in which he led a division of the Army of the Mississippi. His command was on the Union right flank on the second day of the battle, October 4, 1862. Sickness compelled him to resign in 1863. He was hydrographic engineer, in the Department of Docks, New York City in 1871-73, and superintendent of yards in 1873-75, and subsequently, owing to ill health, lived in retirement. He wrote A History of our National Flag (1852). He was also brother-in-law of Henry Wager Halleck (and after his death, of George Washington Cullum) through his sister Elizabeth Hamilton. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuyler_Hamilton

The Hamilton’s are of Scotch-French descent. Alexander Hamilton came from the West Indies to New Jersey in the early 1700’s. In 1780 he married Elizabeth Schuyler daughter of General Schuyler, soldier and statesman. Alexander and Elizabeth had Schuyler Hamilton. He was given his mother’s maiden name for a first name.

Schuyler Hamilton, soldier, son of John Church Hamilton, born in New York city, 25 July, 1822, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1841, entered the 1st infantry, and was on duty on the plains and as assistant instructor of tactics at West Point. He served with honor in the Mexican war, being brevetted for gallantry at Monterey, and again for his brave conduct in an affair at Nil Flores, where he was attacked by a superior force of Mexican lancers, and was severely wounded in a desperate hand-to-hand combat. From 1847 till 1854 he served as aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott. At the beginning of the civil war he volunteered as a private in the 7th New York regiment, and was attached to the staff of General Benjamin F. Butler, and then acted as military secretary to General Scott until the retirement of the latter.

He next served as assistant chief of staff to General Henry W. Halleck, at St. Louis, Missouri, with the rank of colonel, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteer's on 12 November, 1861, and ordered to command the department of St. Louis. He participated in the important operations of the armies of the Tennessee and of the Cumberland, was the first to suggest the cutting of a canal to turn the enemy's position at Island No. 10, and commanded a division in the operations against that island and New Madrid, for which he was made a major-general on 17 September, 1862. At the battle of Farmington he commanded the reserve. On 27 February, 1863, he was compelled by feeble health to resign. From 1871 till 1875 he filled the post of hydrographic engineer for the department of docks in New York city. He is the author of a "History of the National Flag of the United States" (New York, 1852), and on 14 June, 1877, the centennial anniversary of its adoption, delivered an address on "Our National Flag."

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Schuyler Hamilton (July 22, 1822 - March 18, 1903) was an American soldier, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton. He was born in New York, graduated at West Point in 1841, served with great gallantry in the Mexican War, and was brevetted first lieutenant in 1846 and captain in 1847. From the latter year until 1854 he was aid-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott. He then resigned from the army, but upon the outbreak of the Civil War volunteered as a private in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard. He was rapidly promoted, becoming a brigadier general of volunteers in 1861, and a major general of volunteers in 1862. He was actively engaged in the operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, in the Mississippi River, and in the campaigns in Tennessee and Mississippi. He played a role in the Second Battle of Corinth in which he led a division of the Army of the Mississippi. His command was on the Union right flank on the second day of the battle, October 4, 1862. Sickness compelled him to resign in 1863. He was hydrographic engineer, in the Department of Docks, New York City in 1871-73, and superintendent of yards in 1873-75, and subsequently, owing to ill health, lived in retirement. He wrote A History of our National Flag (1852). He was also brother-in-law of Henry Wager Halleck (and after his death, of George Washington Cullum) through his sister Elizabeth Hamilton.

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1822
July 25, 1822
1850
April 3, 1850
Age 27
1903
March 8, 1903
Age 80
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Brooklyn, NY