Hamilton, John

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John Hamilton was born in Virginia around 1820 and served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. According to his service records, Hamilton worked as a laborer before he joined Company B of the 43rd USCT on February 25, 1864 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. His regiment participated in several engagements in Virginia during 1864, including the Battle of the Wilderness in May and the Battle of Petersburg in July. Hamilton was sent to a hospital in City Point, Virginia on August 14, 1864. Eventually Hamilton was transferred to Summit House, a general hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While Hamilton received permission for a furlough in March 1865, he was officially discharged on May 30 he. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  John Hamilton
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Military
  Union Army

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