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R.B. Hampton

R.B. Hampton

Federal (USV)


Robert Brown Hampton

(1814 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery F

Before Antietam

He enrolled and mustered as Captain of Independent Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery on 17 October 1861 in Pittsburgh.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV shared on his memorial page by Tom and Nancy McAdams.


11/19/1814; Fauquier County, VA


05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 29513]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 29514]