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  • Becoming Hampton: Burned to the ground by its own citizens

    Becoming Hampton: Burned to the ground by its own citizens
    For a town that would suffer so much during the Civil War, Hampton showed some remarkably strong pro-Union sentiments in the weeks before the great conflict started. Landowner Joseph E. Segar never wavered in his loyalty to the federal cause, not only...
  • Becoming Hampton: Dates to remember

    Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River. 1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief. April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...
  • New Hokies assistant John Richardson brings 757 ties

    New Hokies assistant John Richardson brings 757 ties
    - John Richardson has a strong connection to the 757 area - He'll be one of two first-year assistant basketball coaches at Virginia Tech - He won two state championships as Woodside's coach Initially, John Richardson took the fifth. Better silence...
  • Hampton archive: The burning of Hampton: 'It seemed as if hell itself had broken loose ...'

    Few people knew what to expect when the Civil War broke out in April 1861. For weeks, the rhetoric was more heated than the skirmishes on the field. But here in Hampton, where the Rebels had exchanged gentlemanly notes with Union-held Fort Monroe in an...
  • Hampton archive: Hampton church's Colonial brick hides an ornate victorian interior

    Two things give the old brick walls of St. John's Church more than passing importance. First, there's the ancient mortar and the unsurpassed craftsmanship, which, architectural historians say, combine with the handmade bricks to produce some of the...