|VA2603||CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 4 (4-Margin)
tied by the Red-Orange
CDS (date not fully apparent. From the D. H. Hamilton Correspondence
addressed to Mrs. D. H. Hamilton Jr, Hillsboro NC. The cover is from
Major Daniel H. Hamilton to his wife. Clean appearing cover with a missing backflap
and sealed opening tears at the upper left.
Daniel Heyward Hamilton Jr (1838-1908) was originally from Charleston SC. When the war began, he was an instructor at the Hillsboro NC Military Academy. On 26 MAY 1861, he was commissioned as a Major in the 3rd NC Volunteers. From May 1861 until April 1862, the regiment was assigned to the Department of Norfolk and remained in the Norfolk, Va area. Major Hamilton was discharged from the service on 26 APR 1862 during the army reorganization when he was defeated for re-election in the regiment. He later served for a time in the 1st SC Infantry, a regiment commanded by his father Col D. H. Hamilton Sr. After the war, he made his home in Hillsboro NC. The 3rd NC Volunteers was redesignated as the 13th NC Infantry on 14 NOV 1861 and saw distinguished service for the remainder of the war as part of the ANV.
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