Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II (New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1896),
William H. Hamilton: The subject of this sketch was born in
Champaign county. O., Aug. 8, 1830 and passed from life in Montgomery
county, Ind., Feb. 2, 1881, from typhoid fever. His father,
John Hamilton is also dead. Ellen Shriver who became his wife
in Clinton county, Ind., Feb. 18, 1869, was a native Ohioan,
born Oct. 27, 1831. Her parents, who are dead, were George W.
and Mary A. (Corbin) Cook. The issue of this union is as follows:
Rose E., William dec. (twins), Ulysses G., Elizabeth N . and
Oliver D. When hostilities broke out between the North and South,
our subject was peacefully engaged in farming; he was enrolled
under the second call for volunteers July 21, 1861, for three
years, joining Co. G, 26th Ind. V. I., 13th A. C. from Tippecanoe
county, Ind., when 31 years old; he received a slight flesh
wound at Prairie Grove but did not enter hospital; he was honorably
discharged Jan. 31, 1864 at Brownsville, Tex., and re-enlisted
there Feb. 1, 1864, in Co. G, 26th Ind! . V. I., as a private,
receiving the usual furlough. Rejoining his command, he was
constantly on duty with it, taking part in the battles of Prairie
Grove, Siege of Vicksburg, Black River, Champion Hills, Red
River Expedition, New Orleans and several others; he was not
finally discharged until Jan. 15, 1866, when it was received
at Vicksburg, Miss. His brother, Willis served in an Ind. Regt.
His wife's brother, John belonged to Co. G, 11th Ind. Regt.
Comrade Hamilton's widow has a pension and the family address
is Darlington, Ind.