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Object Name COMMISSION
Catalog Number 1982.024.00002
Date December 12, 1862
Scope & Content Thomas Preston Hampton: Appointment as First Lieutenat and Aid-de-Camp, December 12, 1862

Physical Appearance: December 12, 1862 - [Header] Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, [Virginia] - Certification that T[homas] P[reston] Hampton has been appointed First Lieutenant and Aid-de-Camp in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from November 8, 1862. Directs him to report for duty to Br[igadier] Gen[era]l Wade Hampton (father). Signed "James A. Seddon" Secretary of War. 1 page, laminated and inserted into 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, Thomas P.
Hampton, Wade
Seddon, James Alexander
Subjects Military life
War