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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1982.024.00005
Date October 31, 1864
Scope & Content Joseph Eggleston Johnston to Wade Hampton, October 31, 1864

Physical Appearance: October 31, 1864 - [General] J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston at Macon, [Georgia], to "My dear friend" [Major General Wade Hampton] - Sends condolences on the death of Hampton's son Thomas. Signed "J. E. Johnston." 2 pp., laminated and inserted into an acid-free cover.
Archival History Son of Wade Hampton, Thomas Preston Hampton was born on November 26, 1843. He received his appointment as 1st Lieutenant and ADC to serve on his father's staff, December 12, 1862, to rank from November 8. He was wounded in the right arm at Jack's Shop. Thomas was mortally wounded in action at Burgess' Mill on October 27, 1864.
People Hampton, Wade
Hampton, Thomas P.
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Subjects Grief
Death