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Captain Robert B. Hampton Monument
Allegheny Cemetery,
Lawrenceville PA






Hampton Monument
Photo 02/25/2001 JTMcA
Monument Inscription:
CAPTAIN ROBERT BROWN HAMPTON
OF HAMPTON'S PA BATTERY
KILLED AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, VA.
MAY 3, 1863,
AGED 49 YEARS

ERECTED BY THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE BATTERY
History of The Pittsburg Battery 'F' - USA
The Pittsburg Battery 'F' was organized in October 1861 as a part of the Pennsylvania Light Artillery under the Command of Captain Robert B. Hampton. The unit was assigned to the Army of the Potomac under the command of Major General Banks. The battery was also assigned to Twelfth Corps under the command of General Slocum After taking heavy losses the battery was combined with Thompson's Battery 'C'.


The Pittsburg Battery 'F' was also known by the following names:

  • Hampton's Battery 'F', so named for Capt. Robert P. Hampton,
    Killed at Chancellorsville, Va. on May 3, 1863

  • (most common name used as the founding commander was Captain Robert P. Hampton)

  • Thompson's Battery C & F
    (During the war the battery suffered severe losses
    and were combined with Thompson's Battery 'C' to form a single battery)


  • Pennsylvania Light Independant Batteries C and F
    (also known as Battery C & F)


  • Pennsylvania Light Independant Battery
    (also known as Hampton's Battery 'F')



  • Battles of The Pittsburg Battery 'F' - USA

    • 2nd Bull Run VA .....................................(28 - 30 AUG 1862)
    • Antietam VA ...................................................(17 SEP 1862)
    • Chancellorsville VA .....................................(1-4 MAY 1863)
    • 2nd Winchester VA .................................(14 - 15 JUN 1863)
    • Gettysburg PA ...............................................(1-3 JUL 1863)
    • Mine Run Campaign VA .........................(NOV - DEC 1863)


    Other Engagements :

    Dam No. 5 , Kerntown , Woodstock , Mount Jackson , McGaugheysville , Second Newton ,
    Luray , Cedar Mountain , Sulphur Springs , Chantilly , Charlestown ,Winchester ,
    White Hall Church , Hancock , Newtown , Edinburgh , Lacy's Springs , Fisher's Hill ,
    Cedar Creek , Gaines' Cross Roads , Waterloo , Rappahannock Station , South Mountain ,
    Berryville , Blackburn's Ford ,Second Cedar Creek , Stony Creek , Harrsonburg , Strasburg ,
    Front Royal , Freeman's Ford , Opequan , United States Ford , Morton's Ford


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