Calvin Hamilton, Co. K, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania Chicago:  Part III, History of Adams County, Page 355.  Warner, Beers & Co., 1886.

CALVIN HAMILTON, principal of the public schools, Gettysburg, was born near that place November 29, 1841, a son of William and Evaline (Bayly) Hamilton.  His paternal and maternal ancestors were among the early Scotch settlers of the State, the Hamiltons having resided in Adams County since 1765, and were among the first merchants in the county.  His great-grandfather enlisted in the Revolutionary war from Adams County, and served under Gen. Washington.  William Hamilton was at one time clerk of the courts of Adams County.  Our subject is one of eight children, six of whom are now living.  He grew to manhood in his native town, whose graded schools he attended, and for a time was a student at Pennsylvania College, which he left in [shortly after] graduation, and enlisted in Company K of the [First] Pennsylvania Reserves; [he was wounded at] the battle of Gettysburg, in 1863, while defending his native town.  [While re]covering from his wound he was mustered into and served in the Veteran Reserve Corps until the close of the war.  On retiring to civil life he attended for a time the State Normal School, then located at Newville; subsequently he went to Illinois, and was there engaged in teaching for six years, when he retured to Pennsylvania, and for three years taught school at New Oxford.  Since 1879 Prof. Hamilton has been a teacher in the schools of Gettysburg.  In 1883 he was married to Miss Anna K. Hanaway, daughter of Ephraim Hanaway, of English descent.  In politics the Professor is a Republican, and is now serving his fourth term as assistant burgess of Gettysburg.  Both are identified with the Presbyterian Church, in which he has been an elder and a teacher in the Sabbath-school.  He is a member of the G. A. R.

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