University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas B. Hampton Letters, 1862-1865

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hampton, Thomas B.
Title: Hampton, Thomas B. Letters
Dates: 1862-1865
Abstract: Correspondence of Thomas B. Hampton, soldier and farmer, with his wife Jestin C. Hampton, during his service in the Civil War. Papers concern family news, farming affairs, military activities of Hampton’s company, and news of his death in battle.
Accession No.: 1932
Extent: 2 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Thomas B. Hampton was a 2nd Lieutenant/Captain of Company G (Captain Litrell Hickerson Hampton's Company) of the 63rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, organized May 24, 1862, of the Civil War. He was married to Jestin C. Hampton, and they lived in Grayson County, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Jestin C. Hampton, Grayson County, Virginia, to her husband in camp during the Civil War, concern family news, conditions of the crops and general farm affairs, health, news of the slaves and neighbors, and her desire for the war to be ended. Letters from Thomas B. Hampton, in camp throughout Virginia, Georgia, North and South Carolina, to his wife relate to his life in camp, health of the company, activities of the company in battles, and advice as to carrying on affairs at home in his absence. Throughout them all there is a decided religious tone, resigning his fate to the will of God.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hampton, Thomas B.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 63rd
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Meridian (Miss.)
Bentonville (N.C.)
Richmond (Va.)
Grayson County (Va.)

Related Material

See also A Guide to the Barnes F. Lathrop Papers, 1811-1909, 1930-1988

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Preferred Citation

Thomas B. Hampton Letters, 1862-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2R30 Letters from Thomas Hampton to Mrs. Jestin C. Hampton, 1862-1865
Letters from Mrs. Jestin C. Hampton to Thomas B. Hampton, 1862-1865