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Hamilton, Andrew

Place of Birth: Port Glasgow

Date of enlistment: 17 April 1872

Age given at enlistment: 23

Rank: Blacksmith

Company: A

Location on 25 June 1876: In valley and hilltop fights

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Comments:

Name, date and place of birth not yet verified. For details of his military service consult: (i) ‘Military Register of Custer’s Last Command,’ Roger L. Williams, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman, Oklahoma, 2009, p. 147.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 160.

A Blacksmith from Port Glasgow

Custer's Black Hills Expedition (1874). Located on WY-24, turnout, 2 miles W. of Jct. with WY-111, near Aladdin, Crook County. Author's collection.

Not yet researched.

Andrew Hamilton had grey eyes, light hair, a fair complexion, and was 5′ 6″ tall.

He participated in the Yellowstone Campaign (1873), the Black Hills Expedition (1874) and was discharged as “a blacksmith of excellent character” at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory 17 April 1877.

His fate is unknown to this writer.

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