Person:Charles Hamilton (29)

d.24 Jul 1862 Travis County, Texas
m. 4 Apr 1830
  1. Charles HAMILTON1832 - 1862
  2. Margarete Alberta HAMILTON1834 - 1906
  3. Mary HAMILTONEst 1837 -
  4. John A HAMILTON, IIIEst 1839 - Aft 1880
  5. Wayne HAMILTONEst 1842 - 1863
  6. George HAMILTON1843 - 1909
  7. Ann HAMILTONEst 1845 - Est 1890
  8. Andrew HAMILTON1848 - Bef 1920
  9. James HAMILTONEst 1850 -
  10. Thomas HAMILTON1852 - 1872
  11. Fannie HAMILTON1857 - 1921
m. 9 Jul 1856
Facts and Events
Name Charles HAMILTON
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 15 Feb 1832 Vigo County, Indian Territory, United States_PROOF: proven
Marriage 9 Jul 1856 Travis County, Texas_PROOF: proven
to Martha Masterson
Census[3] 25 Jul 1860 Travis County, Texas_PROOF: proven _SHAR: ROLE: brother Precinct 5, Gillelands Creek
Other[4][5] Mar 1862 Travis County, TexasCo C, 17th Texas Infantry (Allen's Regiment) _PROOF: proven Military Service Camp Terry
Death[1] 24 Jul 1862 Travis County, Texas_PROOF: proven
Burial[1] Est 24 Jul 1862 Travis County, Texas_PROOF: proven Secondary date: 25 JUL 1862 JJ Manor Hill Cemetery
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Austin Genealogical Society, "J. J. Manor Cemetery," database, Austin Genealogical Society, Austin Genealogica
    accessed; 7 February 2012; Hamilton Charles 2 15 1832 7 24 1862 stone with John Hamilton.

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  2. "1850 United States Federal Census," database,, ( accessed ), ; ci
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Travis, Texas; Roll: M432_915; Page: 133B; Image: 250.

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  3. 3.0 3.1 "1860 United States Federal Census," database,, ( accessed ), ; ci
    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: M653_1306; Page: 258; Image: 47; Family History Library Film: 805306.

    Name: Page
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  4. Fold3, "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas,"
    accessed, downloaded; 6 February 2012; Civil War service records- Charles Hamilton.

    Publication Number: M323
    Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas
    Publisher: NARA
    National Archives Catalog ID: 586957
    National Archives Catalog Title: Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations , compiled 1903 - 1927, documenting the period 1861 - 1865
    Record Group: 109
    Short Description: NARA M323. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Texas units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier.
    Roll: 0388
    Military Unit: Seventeenth Infantry (Allen's Regiment)
    Given Name: Charles
    Surname: Hamilton
    Age: 30
    Year: 1862
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  5. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865about Charles Hamilton
    Name: Charles Hamilton
    Side: Confederate
    Regiment State/Origin: Texas
    Regiment Name: 17 Texas Infantry
    Regiment Name Expanded: 17th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Allen's)
    Company: C
    Rank In: Private
    Rank In Expanded: Private
    Rank Out: Private
    Rank Out Expanded: Private
    Film Number: M227 roll 15

    . The Seventeenth Texas Infantry, a Confederate regiment, was organized at Camp Terry, Austin, Texas, during March 1862. The regiment had ten companies composed of men from Angelina, Bastrop, Bell, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Colorado, Falls, Fayette, Lampasas, Lavaca, Smith, Trinity, Travis, and Williamson counties. The original commander of the Seventeenth Infantry was Col. Robert T. P. Allen, a West Point graduate who had served in the Seminole War and founded Bastrop Military Academy in Bastrop. He was a stern disciplinarian who stressed the need for training of the troops before going into battle.
    The Seventeenth Infantry spent its entire career in the Trans-Mississippi Department and fought and served in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Following its organization and initial training, it was ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas, in August 1862. There it was assigned to the Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the West. It wintered at Camp Nelson in Little Rock and suffered heavy casualties from disease. Benajah Harvey Carroll, a private in the regiment and later a well-known Baptist minister and prohibitionist, stated that the unit lost more men from measles and pneumonia in the winter of 1862–63 than it did from all the battles it fought.
    In January 1863 the Seventeenth narrowly missed capture at the battle of Arkansas Post, where some 4,800 Confederate soldiers were taken prisoner. The Seventeenth Infantry, marching from near Pine Bluff, was unable to reach the battle site before the surrender of the Confederate troops.
    The battle of Milliken's Bend in June 1863 was the first significant engagement for the Seventeenth Infantry. Milliken's Bend was a victory for the Union, because the Federals stopped Confederate efforts to lift the siege of Vicksburg. In the battle the Seventeenth Infantry regiment suffered the following casualties: one officer and twenty enlisted men killed, four officers and sixty-one enlisted men wounded, and three enlisted men captured or missing.
    The Seventeenth spent the balance of 1863 engaged in various actions in Louisiana. Included in these were fights at Richmond, LaFourche Crossing, Brashear City, Donaldsville, Harrisonburg, Fort Beauregard, Morgan's Ferry, Sterling's Plantation, Opelousas, Barre Landing, Washington, Grand Coteau, and Camp Pratt. Colonel Allen was relieved of command of the Seventeenth in November 1863. He was succeeded as commander by George Washington Jones.
    In the spring of 1864 the Seventeenth Texas Infantry took part in the Red River campaign against the advance of Union troops led by Gen. Nathaniel Banks into Louisiana. It fought in or near Franklin and at Fort DeRussy. Fort DeRussy was manned by 350 Confederates, including members of the Seventeenth Texas Infantry, when it was attacked by members of the Union Army's Sixteenth Corps. The fort fell to the Union troops. Among those captured when it fell were one officer and thirty-nine enlisted men of the Seventeenth Texas Infantry. The Seventeenth also fought at Natchitoches and Campti before being involved in the major battles of the Red River campaign at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill on April 7–9, 1864.
    Shortly after the battles at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, the Seventeenth was ordered to Arkansas. It marched to the Little Rock area and took part in operations against Union Gen. Frederick Steele. The Seventeenth fought at Poison Springs, Arkansas, on April 18, 1864, at Mark's Mills in Arkansas on April 25, 1864, and at Jenkins' Ferry on the Saline River in Arkansas on April 30, 1864.The unit was ordered to Shreveport, Louisiana, in the middle of 1864. It stayed there until ordered to Hempstead, Texas. It was surrendered to Union forces at Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865.
    Richard G. Lowe, Walker's Texas Division, C.S.A: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004). L. David Norris, ed., The Autobiography of Wilburn Hill King: With the 18th Texas Infantry (Hillsboro, Texas: Hill College Press, 1996). Vertical File, Historical Research Center, Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College, Hillsboro, Texas).
    Texans in the Civil War
    17th Texas Infantry
    The 17th Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in January of 1862 and commanded by Colonel Robert T.P. Allen. Field Officers were Colonel George W. Jones, Colonel Joseph Z. Miller, Major J. W. Tabor, Surgeon D. Port Smythe, Assistant Surgeon R. H. Lewis, Assistant Commissary Cyrus Coffy, Adjutant T. M. Hunt. In January - February 1862, the 17th Texas Infantry was assigned to the Department of Texas. In February - May 1862, the regiment was assigned to the Eastern District of Texas, Department of Texas. In May - August 1862, they were assigned to Eastern District of Texas, Department of Trans Mississippi. On September 6, 1862, Henry E. McCulloch takes command of the Texas Division and organizes it into four Brigades. General John G. Walker commands the division and General McCulloch was assigned command of the third brigade. On February 9, 1863, the Division marches to Camp Wright and the 17th Texas Infantry is attached to the District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department. On April 24th, the regiment marched to Louisiana. The regiment participated in the Red River Campaign and the Camden Expedition in March-May 1864.In May 1863-April 1864, the regiment is attached to the District of West Louisiana, Trans Mississippi Department. On May 31st, at Perkins Landing, the Brigade faces the enemy for the first time driving them back. June 7th McCulloch's Brigade arrived near Miliken's Bend on the Mississippi river and encountered the Union forces. On July 12, 1863, the 17th Texas Infantry marches to Alexandria, Louisiana. General McCulloch, is replaced by Colonel George Flournoy, on July 22, 1863.
    The 17th Infantry marched many miles, across Arkansas and Louisiana, until April 8, 1864, when Walkers Division encounters the enemy at Mansfield., Louisiana. Confederate losses were estimated at 600 men killed or wounded. The enemy losses were estimated at 1500 killed or wounded and 2000 men and 20 pieces of Artillery were captured. On April 9, 1864, the 17th Texas Infantry participated in the battle of Pleasant Hill. On April 30, 1864, The regiment encountered the enemy, at Jenkins Ferry, crossing the Saline river. The battle lasted forty minutes. General Scurry died from wounds he received in the battle a few days afterward. November 12, 1864, was a big day for the 17th Texas Infantry, the troops receive their wages for the first time in 2 years. On March 15, 1865, the regiment crossed the border into Texas. The17th Texas Infantry was surrendered by General E. Kirby Smith of the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26th 1865.