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Clemons Calvin Hammond

Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Dougout, Lawrence, TN, USA
Death: July 8, 1865 (22)
Nashville, TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clemons HammondS and Sarah Hammond (Lovell)
Brother of Joseph Hammond; William Andrew Hammond; Susan Mae Williams (Hammond); James Calvin Hammond; James Jasper Hammond and 5 others

Managed by: Jim Stewart
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About Clemons Calvin Hammond

Clearly, there is a discrepancy in the stories below. I'll keep searching for "official" documentation. JMS 2009.12.03

From the Hammond Family Tree of Life book:

“Clem was a private in Company G.  He was captured in Pulaski, TN on April 10 1865.  He was charged with being a guerrilla and for robbery and received 10 years hard labor.  He was received at the Military Prison in Nashville on May 16, 1865 and was admitted to #2 U.S.A. General Hospital.  He died in prison at age 22 with remittent fever.  His family thinks that the Army starved him to try and make him talk, but he would not, so he got sick and died.”
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This man enlisted at Centre Star AL, Jan. 1, 1864, listed as present on roll, Co. "G", 11th Alabama Cavalry, Capt. Thomas E. Barner. His company is also listed as Co. "D", having formerly served as Company "D", Williams’ Alabama Cavalry Battalion. Hammond was admitted on June 29, 1865, and died on July 8, 1865. He has service records with the 10th Alabama Regiment and the 11th Alabama Cavalry. His name appeared on a list of Alabama burials in Confederate circle compiled by Raymond W. Watkins in 1978. The name had first been reported in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser, Nov. 18, 1865, among names of Confederate soldiers from Alabama buried in Nashville TN.

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Clemons was a soldier in the Civil War. He was in the Confederate H-10th Alabama With rank of private. He was captured in Pulkaski, Tn on April 10 1865. On June 29 1865 he was admitted to the new USA General Hospital in Nashville, Tn. He died on July 8 1865 of remittent fever. He was 22 years old. In notes compiled by O. V. Porter is a statement that Clem was killed trying to escape.

The source of this information is not known. I got the information from my Great Aunt Marie Hanson.

Clem is buried in Nashville City Cemetery Grave #14141.

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Hammonds was originally buried in Nashville's Old City Cemetery (where all of the Federal and Confederate Dead were originally interred very near each other). The Montgomery Alabama newspaper article was correct that he was buried in Nashville as it appeared in November, 1865, but Mr. Watkins, ( a wonderful Gentleman and Historian, God Rest His Soul) supposed that he was moved with all the other Confederate Soldiers to Confederate Circle in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville in 1869. Unfortunately, he was moved instead with the reentered Federal Soldiers to the newly created National Cemetery in 1866! Thus, his listing in the Roll of Honor. Tim Burgess

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John Calvin lost his mind after his brother's death in prison (Calvin Clemons Hammond). He was sent off to a mental hospital and was finally brought home where he died at age 58.

(Story told to John Carlos Hammond by his mother):

Clem was out in the shop when someone began to shoot at him from a rail fence. Clem had an old pistol that was in the shop that he had been working on because somtimes it would shoot and sometimes it wouldn't. Clem started "snippin" at the man, but it wouldn't fire.

His brother, John Calvin, was in the house and heard the shooting.  He looked and saw waht was going on and yelled for Clem to "lay low" that he had something that would "get him."  So John Calvin went and got a cap & ball rifle off the wall.  The man heard John Calvin and started to run off.  John fired and hit the man in the hip.  He didn't die from the wound immediately, but never got over it and died about two years later.  Clem was arrested for the murder. 
They tried to make Clem tell who fired the shot that hit the man, but he would not tell on his brother, John Calvin.  They put Clem on a starvation diet and he starved to death in prison rather than tell on his brother.  The Army said he died of remittent fever.  

John lost his mind when he was older, and everyboyd said it was because of what happened to Clem. John kept thinking he heard someone outside the house.

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Clemons Calvin Hammond's Timeline

February 14, 1843
Lawrence, TN, USA
July 8, 1865
Age 22
Nashville, TN, USA