Alexander Hamilton was a general in the New York Militia and the grandson of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Hamilton, Alexander was born on November 15, 1815 in New York, United States. Son of Colonel John Church (aide-de-camp to General Harrison in War of 1812) and Maria Eliza (Van Den Heuvel) H.
Gradson Alexander Hamilton (secretary treasury, 1789-1795). Educated by private tutors, attended lectures in Columbia College at 14. Special student United States Military Academy, 1838-1840.
At a very early age he had the management of a large amount of real estate for the family and others. He was remarkable for his cultured mind, speaking a number of languages. Was a great mathematician and penman.
Published a book of poems. He was connected with the New York State militia as adjutant-general for many years, also serving throughout the Civil war, and up to the time of his death held the rank of major-general. He graduated from Columbia College.
He joined the 11th Regiment of the New York Artillery and was the aide-de-camp to Charles W. Sandford. He was promoted to Major General in the New York Militia during the United States Civil War for using a gas balloon constructed by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe for military observation. He later reported directly to President Abraham Lincoln.
He was in charge of troops during the New York Draft Riots. He died of influenza on December 10, 1907.
In 1890 he was elected a member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati by virtue of his descent from Major General Alexander Hamilton.
Married Elizabeth Nicoll, 1842. Married second, Sarah E. Bodine.