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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamlin, Charles 1837- (search)
Hamlin, Charles 1837- Lawyer; born in Hampden, Me., Sept. 13, 1837; son of Hannibal Hamlin; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1857; admitted to the bar in the following year; enlisted in the National army in 1862; brevetted brigadiergeneral of volunteers in March, 1865. He published the Insolvent laws of Maine, etc.
, and gained a national reputation as a brilliant leader and persistent fighter. He is the son of John McCausland, a native of county Tyrone, Ireland, who came to America when about twenty-one years of age, and first made his home at Lynchburg, with David Kyle, whose daughter Harriet he subsequently married. He became a prominent merchant and finally resided at St. Louis, where he rendered valuable service as commissioner of taxation. His son, John McCausland, was born at St. Louis, September 13, 1837, and in 1849 went with his brother to Point Pleasant, Mason county, where he received a preparatory education. He was graduated with first honors in the class of 1857 at the Virginia military institute, and subsequently acted as assistant professor in that institution until 1861. Upon the secession of Virginia he organized the famous Rockbridge artillery, of which he was elected commander; but leaving Dr. Pendleton in charge of that company, he made his headquarters at Charleston, i