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