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Hampton L. Davis (July 12, 1833 - November 12, 1908) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Hampton Davis was born July 12, 1833 in Anson County, North Carolina to Andrew Jackson and Prucella (Newsome) Davis. He married Mary E. Porter (1852-1928) with whom he had nine children.[1]

Civil War service

Davis enlisted as a private in Company D on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 29 years old, 5' 10" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a laborer.

Davis is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived. From May 5 to December 12, 1864 he was on detached duty as a hospital nurse for the brigade hospital. Davis was captured December 12, 1864 while at Marion, Virginia and paroled April 5, 1865. Where he was held prisoner, when he was exchanged, and when he returned to the regiment is not in any records. In July 1865 he was detailed to serve as a teamster for the regiment.

Davis mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $38.78 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

By 1870 Davis became a shoe maker, a profession he continued throughout his life.[2]

Davis died November 12, 1908 and is buried at Griffin and Old Davis Cemetery in Polkton, North Carolina.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, District 88, Rockingham Township, Richmond County, North Carolina.
  2. He may have been a shoe maker before the war, but he has not been found in the 1860 U.S. Census.

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