Hamilton, Fowler

Rank: Captain

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: United States Military Academy class of 1840 and appointed from New Jersey

Date of birth: 1817

Hometown: New York

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 8 August 1851

Age at death: 34

Cause of death: Exhaustion from pursuing Indians

Location of fatality: San Saba River, Texas

Notes: 19 in his class of 41 graduated cadets. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1840. Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, at Carlisle, Pa., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑41; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1841, — and at Ft. Jessup, La., 1841‑42; on Recruiting service, 1842; on frontier duty at Ft. Jessup, La., 1842‑44; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., (First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Aug. 31, 1843) 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, (Major, 10th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847) 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; and in garrison (Lieut.‑Colonel, 16th Infantry, May 23, 1848) at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1848. Disbanded, July 20, 1848. Reinstated in the U. S. Army by Act of Congress of February. 19, 1848, as First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, to rank from Aug. 31, 1843. Served: at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; and on frontier duty at Ft. Graham, Tex., 1849‑50, — Austin, Tex., 1850, — Ft. Graham, Tex., (Captain, 2d Dragoons, July 25, 1850) 1850, — Austin, Tex., 1851, — and Ft. Mason, Tex., 1851.