WILLIAM C. RUSSELL
| 8th MO Infantry (US)
Willam C. Russell was aide-de-camp to
Alexander Hamilton's grandson
Brigadier General Schuyler Hamilton was in charge of the St. Louis area for a
one month period in 1862, and then became head of the Union Army of the Mississippi.
Hamilton was a great-grandson of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler, a grandson of
Alexander Hamilton, and the brother-in-law of Civil War General Henry W. Halleck, who was
Abraham Lincoln's Chief-Of-Staff. General Hamilton resigned from the Army on FebruaryFeResigned February 27, 1863 due to malaria
William C. Russell, a lieutenant in the 8th Missouri (US), was aide-de-camp to Schuyler Hamilton. In Hamilton's 1862 report on operations against the enemy at New Madrid, Missouri, you will find the General praising William C. Russell:
"The general commanding will have himself observed the creditable and zealous devotion
and unflinching readiness in discharge of duty evinced by the officers composing my staff,
especially First Lieut. William C. Russell, Eighth Missouri Volunteers,
aide-de-camp and acting assistant adjutant-general, who to close attention to his office duties
added coolness and gallantry under fire"
View the full text of Schuyler Hamilton's report on Operations at New Madrid.