Meet Richard Hamilton


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Dressed in Civil War uniform, author Hamilton will tell the story of his ancestor, George Patten, who served in the 6th Michigan Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer during the Civil War.

Hamilton’s historical novel, Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten, draws from his ancestor’s letters and journals to describe events leading to the Gettysburg Campaign and culminates at the Battle of Falling Waters, where Patten died. Cosponsor, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General Benjamin Pritchard Camp 20.