|Thomas W. Hamilton|
|Died||April 7, 1869|
|Place of birth||Scotland|
|Buried at||Body buried at Sea|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Other work||Merchant Marine|
Thomas W. Hamilton (1833-1869) was born in 1833 in Scotland, but later moved to Weymouth, Massachusetts. Hamilton fought in the American Civil War for the Union, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions while quartermaster aboard the USS Cincinnati. During the attack on the Vicksburg batteries, May 27, 1863, Hamilton, though severely wounded, returned to his post and had to be sent below.
After serving in the military, Hamilton served in the merchant marine. On April 7, 1869, he died of consumption while serving aboard a merchant vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, and was buried at sea.
- ↑ "Valor awards for Thomas W. Hamilton". http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3036.
- ↑ Personnel, United States Bureau of Naval (1910) (in en). Medal of Honor. https://books.google.com/books?id=sdgxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA47#v=onepage&q=thomas%20w%20hamilton&f=false.
- ↑ History, U.S. Army Center of Military. "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (G-L)". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#GRAHAMR.
- ↑ "Thomas W. Hamilton (1833 - 1869) - Find A Grave Memorial". https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10212721.
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