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9th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Elam Carr HamiltonRank: Unknown Company:

from his obituary: At the first call to arms in 1861, Elam Hamilton, a youth of nineteen, responded and enslisted for the war in the company of Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs, then known as the Limestone Troopers, but which became Co. F of the 9th Alabama Vol. Regiment which under Col. Cadmus M. Wilcox bore high its colors for four years. This regiment at Salem Church on May 4th, 1863, retook from a Federal Corps the position lost an hour before and for this was complimented in general orders by the Confederate Congress. In Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg he received a desperate wound. Later in 1864 at Petersburg, the regiment recaptured the line after the explosion of forty thousand pounds of powder had blown away a hundred yards of entrenchments. This has since been known as the battle of the Crater. In both these desperate combats Mr. Hamilton did his duty manfully. When the end came at Appomatox he returned to his home without any possessions except his courage and that confidence which comes from the consciousness of a duty well done.

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