|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|
|Unit||1st Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry|
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. 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. He was honored with the award on January 15, 1894.
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.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Hampton S. Thomas". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=1991. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#THOMASHS. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
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