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Confederate (CSV)


Stephen Hempstead

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company A, First Texas Infantry on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson,1 who says he was held at a Federal prison in St. Louis, MO. There is a Stephen Hempstead, age 22, listed as an inmate in the Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, a resident of and captured in Callaway County, MO in August 1863. His rank was "citizen". It's not clear that this is the same man. Hempsteads were early pioneers in that part of Missouri.


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 17  [AotW citation 20849]