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Hampton S. Thomas
Born November 3, 1837
Died May 21, 1899
Place of birth Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Buried at Rockledge, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Major
Unit Pennsylvania 1st Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Amelia Springs
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Hampton Sidney Thomas (November 3, 1837 - May 21, 1899) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Thomas received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Thomas's medal was won for his gallantry at Amelia Springs, Virginia, where he captured a field battery, battle flags, and helped destroy a Confederate wagon train on April 5, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on January 15, 1894.[2]

Thomas was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, entered service in Harrisburg, and was later buried in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major Hampton Sidney Thomas, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 April 1865, while serving with 1st Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry, in action at Amelia Springs, Virginia. For conspicuous gallantry in the capture of a field battery and a number of battle flags and in the destruction of the enemy's wagon train. Major Thomas lost a leg in this action.[1]

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