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[newspaper clipping]
	    GEN. ANDREW J. HAMILTON.
  Gen. Andrew Jackson Hamilton, who died on
the 11th inst. at Austin, Tex., was a prominent citizen of
that State, to which he migrated about thirty years ago
from Alabama.  He practiced law many years at Austin,
served several terms in the Legislature, and after being
Attorney-General, represented a district from 1859 to
1861 in Congress.  He was a strong Unionist, and
made vigorous speeches against secession at Bren-
ham and Galveston in November, 1861.  He re-
mained North during the early part of the
war, but subsequently accepted the commission of
Major-General in the Union Army, and was sent to Mata-
moros, where, having no troops to command, he remained
inactive.  In 1865 he returned to Texas as Provisional 
Governor, and retained that office until the election of
Governor Throckmorton in 1866.  When Throckmorton
was afterward deposed by the military, Gen. Hamilton
was made a Justice of the Supreme Court.
He was a member of the convention which
formed the present Texan Constitution and was
author of one of the provisions reenfranchising
the large class of white voters who had been excluded 
from the suffrage at the previous elections succeeding the
war.  Gen. Hamilton was an independent candidate for
Governor in 1869, but was defeated by ex-Gov. Davis.
He was considered one of the ablest lawyers in Texas,
and in former times was noted for the eloquence and
alacrity he displayed in legal arguments.  He was a
brother of Senator Hamilton.

[Gunn s handwriting]
April.  1875.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page ninety-seven
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the death of Andrew Jackson Hamilton.
Subject:Civil War; Davis, E.J.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hamilton, Morgan Calvin; Obituaries; Reconstruction; Throckmorton, J.W.
Coverage (City/State):Austin, Texas
Scan Date:2010-11-16

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.