(1837–1911) Union army officer, born in Hampden, Maine. Hamlin saw action in a number of engagements; he was officially commended for his conduct at Little Round Top at Gettysburg (1863). After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Hamlin called out his troops to secure the streets against possible unrest.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.