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Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesmanby Cisco, Walter B.
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Retail Price: $21.95
Issue: Fall 2006
Of remarkable wealth and comfortable surroundings, Wade Hampton was not obliged to leave his native South Carolina for the battlefields of the Civil War. Yet he did so, assuming command of the Confederate cavalry following the death of J.E.B. Stuart. After the war, Hampton returned home and won the governorship as well as the moniker The Savior of South Carolina for his efforts to end Reconstruction. He then served eleven years in the United States Senate before dying in 1902.