Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wade Hampton Monument
1818 — 1902
Colonel Hampton Legion, S.C.V. 1861
Brigadier-General Confederate States Army.
Lieutenant-General 1865. Commanding Cavalry of
The Army of Northern Virginia
Governor of South Carolina
1876 — 1878
United States Senator
1879 — 1891
A Stone Memorial
Set Up By
The Daughters of the Confedercy
Charleston South Carolina 1911.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
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. Touch for map. Located in Marion Square. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wragg Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calhoun (about 300 feet away); The Joseph Manigault House (about 400 feet away); Remnant of Horn Work Marion Square (about 500 feet away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (about 600 feet away); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); The Charleston Museum's Joseph Manigault House (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 of South Carolina insisted that Hampton accept a colonel's commission, even though he had no military experience at all. Hampton organized and partially (Submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 657 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.