Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
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.