wade hampton

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  1. Pat Young

    South Carolina Democrats Call for a Halt of Assassinations Nov. 1868

    Following a series of assassinations of Republicans during the weeks leading up to the Nov. 1868 elections, the South Carolina Democratic Committee issued a call to halt the assassinations. Edgefield advertiser Wednesday, Nov 04, 1868 Edgefield, SC Vol: 33 Page: 4
  2. Pat Young

    Wade Hampton, Et Al, Asks South Carolina Whites to Refrain From Assassination Oct. 1868

    Wade Hampton helped lead the Democratic State Committee in South Carolina. Charleston Mercury Thursday, Oct 29, 1868 Charleston, SC Page: 4
  3. Pat Young

    Sept. 4, 1868 Wade Hampton Addresses "The Freedmen" in Aiken, S.C.

    Daily Advocate Friday, Sep 11, 1868 Baton Rouge, LA Page: 4
  4. Pat Young

    Was Wade Hampton a Hypocrite for Calling for the Use of FEDERAL Troops to Suppress Strikes in 1894?

    I just finished reading Heath Cox Richardson's book West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War. According to Richardson, Hampton showed the contradictions of the modernizing American when he, a former rebel, denounced striking labor unions as insurrectionists. He...
  5. Pat Young

    The Respectful Remonstrance on Behalf of the White People of South Carolina & Wade Hampton 1868

    I am sure that all of those who are interested in Wade Hampton are familiar with this "Remonstrance" that the former Confederate general and future conservative Democrat governor of the State of South Carolina affixed his name to. For those of you who have not read it, here is a copy...
  6. AUG

    Hampton's Legion

    The Hampton Legion was raised and organized by wealthy South Carolina planter and politician Wade Hampton III in summer of 1861, initially consisting of a battalion of six companies of infantry, a battalion of four companies of cavalry, and a battery of artillery. Like most legions in the war...
  7. Andersonh1

    Book Review Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman, by Walter Brian Cisco

    I'm in the middle of reading this book, so I'll review it over a number of posts as I work my way through the text. I will try to keep things brief, since after all if you want all the fine details, that's what the book itself is there for. The biography opens with news of Wade Hampton's death...
  8. Pat Young

    July 1868 Wade Hampton Speech at Democratic Convention "I appeal in the name of race"

    In July 1868 Wade Hampton was the most prominent Southern delegate to the Democratic National Convention held at Tammany Hall in New York. Hampton was viewed by many Democrats as a unifying figure in that he accepted the end of slavery and made no recriminations against Northern Democrats who...
  9. Pat Young

    Wade Hampton: War Was Over Secession & Slavery, Both Now Resolved Oct. 21, 1868

    In October 1868 Wade Hampton wrote a widely republished letter in which he accepted the outcome of the Civil War, the end of slavery and the establishment of basic civil rights for African Americans. Hampton also says that the war was fought over the issues of secession and slavery. Date...
  10. Pat Young

    Book Review Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer by Rod Andrew

    Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer by Rod Andrew, Jr. published by University of North Carolina Press (2008) Hardcover $47.50 Paperback $26.00 Kindle $9.99. When I was first studying the Civil War as a young student, Wade Hampton was a respected cavalry commander serving in...
  11. WJC

    Was Hampton Right?

    In another thread, we have discussed the conversion of Nathan Bedford Forrest from a slave trader, racist, founder of the KKK to an open advocate for racial equality. Wade Hampton does not appear to have had a change in his viewpoint. He appears to have fervently supported the ''true history" of...
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