Lt.Gen. Wade Hampton, III

Male 1818 - 1902  (84 years)


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  • Name Lt.Gen. Wade Hampton, III 
    Title Lt.Gen. 
    Suffix III 
    Born 28 Mar 1818  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1876 and 1879  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Governor 
    Occupation Between 1879 and 1891  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Senator 
    Burial 1902  Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cem, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1902  Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 Apr 1902  [1
    Notes 
    • Lt.Gen. Wade Hampton III was one of three civilians who attained the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army without formal military training. He served in both houses of the South Carolina State Legislature from 1852-61, and at the Civil War's beginning he was reputed to be the largest landowner in the south. Originally opposed to Secession, he remained loyal to his home state once the war began, and organized the Hampton Legion, equipping it at his own expense. Commissioned a Colonel in the Confederate Army, he took his legion to Virginia to fight in the First Bull Run Campaign, Jul 1861, where was wounded. He was promoted to Brigadier General, May 1862, Major General in Aug 1863, and to Lieutenant General, Feb 1865. He was wounded in the cavalry battle with General George A. Custer's forces on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Jul 1863. He assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry corps, May 1864, after the death of Major General J.E.B. Stuart. In Apr 1865 he surrendered with General Joseph E. Johnston's forces to Major General William T. Sherman at Durham, NC. He was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving from 1876-79. He was then elected as a U.S Senator from South Carolina, serving from 1879-91.
    Person ID I906  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Wade Hampton, II,   b. 21 Apr 1791,   d. 10 Feb 1858  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F519  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston,   b. 13 Jan 1818, Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1852, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1838  [1
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F518  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Governor - Between 1876 and 1879 - South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Senator - Between 1879 and 1891 - South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1902 - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cem, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1902 - Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Hampton, Wade III 1818-1902
    Hampton, Wade III 1818-1902
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  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Find A Grave.


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