Charles Smith Hamilton Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1843.
Served in Mexican War, brevetted captain for gallantry. Served in Indian Wars, resigned commission, 1853, settled in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Commissioned colonel, recruited and organized 3d Wisconsin Volunteers, 1861.
Commissioned brigadier general, served under General Banks during Shenandoah campaign, 1861. Commissioned major general on recommendation of General Grant, 1862, transferred to Army of West Virginia, primarily responsible for success of Battle of Corinth. Command of XVI Army Corps and district of Tennessee, in command of left wing of Grant’s Army, 1863.
Resigned his commission in 1863 because he thought his military talents were not duly recognized United States marshal at Milwaukee, 1869. President Hamilton Paper Company, 1878. Member board regents University of Wisconsin, 1866-1875, president of the board 1869-1875.
Served in Mexican War, brevetted captain for gallantry. Member board regents University of Wisconsin, 1866-1875, president of the board 1869-1875.
Married Sophia Shepard, February 1849.