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Hampton family papers

Label
Hampton family papers, 1862-1869
Title
Hampton family papers
Inclusive dates
1862-1869
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1862-1869, of the Hampton family of South Carolina, including a commission of Thomas P. Hampton as first lieutenant, 1862. Of note are seven letters of condolence to Wade Hampton upon the death of his son, Thoams P. Hampton, in battle on 27 Oct. 1864. Correspondencts include Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, Ambrose P. Hill, Heros von Borcke, James Conner, John T. Darby, and William P. Johnston. Also includes a letter, dated 28 Dec. 1869, from Jefferson Davis, regarding a holiday invitation
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Biographical or historical data
The Hampton family was from South Carolina. Wade Hampton (1818-1902), owned several plantations in South Carolina and the lower Mississippi Valley, and held several small public offices before the war. He raised the Hampton Legion, was assigned command of a brigade of cavalry, and succeeded Stuart in command of the cavalry corps. On 15 Feb. 1865 he was appointed lieutenant general and covered Johnston's retreat through South Carolina. After the war he returned to his lands in South Carolina, was elected governor of South Carolina 1876-1878, and served in the Senate 1878-1891.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Hampton family papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
16
Immediate source of acquisition
Haskell, Howze, Mrs.
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000500028
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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