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Wade Hampton Monument

 
 
Wade Hampton Monument, east face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. Wade Hampton Monument, east face
Wade Hampton
1818 — 1902
Inscription.  
(East side)
Wade Hampton
1818 — 1902


(North side)
Colonel Hampton Legion, S.C.V. 1861
Brigadier-General Confederate States Army.
1862
Major-General 1863
Lieutenant-General 1865. Commanding Cavalry of
The Army of Northern Virginia

(South side)
Governor of South Carolina
1876 — 1878
United States Senator
1879 — 1891

(West side)
A Stone Memorial
Set Up By
The Daughters of the Confedercy
Charleston South Carolina 1911.


 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 32° 47.243′ N, 79° 56.099′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near Henrietta Street. Located in Marion Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wragg Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Confederate Cavalry Lieutenant General Wade Hampton image. Click for full size.
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direct line); Calhoun (about 300 feet away); The Joseph Manigault House (about 400 feet away); Remnant of Horn Work (about 500 feet away); Charleston Public Water System (about 500 feet away); Marion Square (about 500 feet away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (about 600 feet away); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Wade Hampton III, Wikipedia entry. ...In 1836 he graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), and was trained for the law, although he never practiced. He devoted himself, instead, to the management of his great plantations in South Carolina and Mississippi, and took part in state politics. He was elected to the South Carolina General Assembly in 1852 and served as a Senator from 1858 to 1861.... He had opposed the division of the Union as a legislator, at the start of the Civil War, Hampton was loyal to his home state. He resigned from the Senate and enlisted as a private in the South Carolina Militia; however, the governor
Wade Hampton Monument, north side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
3. Wade Hampton Monument, north side
Colonel Hampton Legion, S.C.V. 1861
Brigadier-General Confederate States Army.
1862
Major-General 1863
Lieutenant-General 1865. Commanding Cavalry of
The Army of Northern Virginia
of South Carolina insisted that Hampton accept a colonel's commission, even though he had no military experience at all. Hampton organized and partially financed the unit known as "Hampton's Legion", which consisted of six companies of infantry, four companies of cavalry, and one battery of artillery. He personally financed all of the weapons for the Legion. (Submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Wade Hampton Monument, south side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
4. Wade Hampton Monument, south side
Governor of South Carolina
1876 — 1878
United States Senator
1879 — 1891
Wade Hampton Monument, west side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
5. Wade Hampton Monument, west side
A Stone Memorial
Set Up By
The Daughters of the Confedercy
Charleston South Carolina 1911.
Wade Hampton Monument, seen near Henrietta Street, along Meeting Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
6. Wade Hampton Monument, seen near Henrietta Street, along Meeting Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Aug. 8, 2022