Fort Hamilton - Wiota, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member RJ McKenzie
N 42° 38.196 W 089° 57.173
16T E 257892 N 4724688
This is the former site of Fort Hamilton.
Waymark Code: WMD0Y0
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/03/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
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Built by Col. WM. Hamilton, youngest son of the renowned American statesman, Alexander Hamilton. Col. Hamilton was the founder of Hamilton Diggings, now Wiota. He was born in New York, August 4, 1797. He spent 3 years at West Point after which he was appointed surveyor of the staff of Wm. Rector. Coming west to Illinois, he landed at Galena, on July 4 1827. In 1828 He started lead mining and smelting at Hamilton Diggings. Col. Hamilton was a prominent citizen of this territory and a captain in the Black Hawk War. He went to California in May, 1849 after the gold discovery. He died in Sacramento in 1850
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