Educated at Franklin Academy in New York, Hammond then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. After years of practicing law, he was appointed District Attorney for Albany county in 1847, an office he held until 1851. He edited the Albany State Register from 1853 to 1856 and then returned to law practice until his election to the State Senate in 1859. He settled in Watertown, New York in 1864 and continued to live there until his death. Hammond was an outdoorsman and published a number of works on natural history and the wild including Hills, Lakes and Forest Streams (1854), Hunting Adventures in the Northern Wilds (1855), Country Margins and Summer Rambles of a Journalist (1855) and Wild Northern Scenes (1857).
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