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HAMMOND, Samuel, soldier, born in Richmond county, Virginia, 21 September, 1757; died near Augusta, Georgia, 11 September, 1842. He volunteered in an expedition against the Indians under Governor Dunmore, distinguishing himself at the battle of the Kanawha. In 1775 he raised a company and took part in the battle of Longbridge. In 1779 he was at the battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina, under General Lincoln. At the siege of Savannah he was made assistant quartermaster, and at Blackstocks he had three horses shot under him and was wounded. He was a member of the "council of capitulation" at Charleston, and was present at the siege of Augusta and the battles of King's Mountain, Cow-pens, Eutaw, where he was again badly wounded, and many other engagements. On 17 September, 1781, he was commissioned colonel of cavalry, and served under General Greene until the end of the war. He then settled in Savannah, and was appointed surveyor-general of Georgia. He was also elected to the legislature and fought in the Creek war of 1793. He was then elected to congress as a Democrat, serving from 17 October, 1803, till 3 March, 1805. He was appointed by President Jefferson military and civil commandant of upper Louisiana, holding the office from 1805 till 1824, and during the latter part of the time was receiver of public moneys in Missouri. In the last-named year he returned to South Carolina, and was chosen a member of the legislature. He was surveyor-general in 1825, and secretary of state from 1831 till 1835, when he retired from public life.
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