Wade Hampton I

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
VDM Publishing, Jul 3, 2010 - History - 68 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wade Hampton (1752 February 4, 1835) was a South Carolina soldier, politician, two-term U.S. Congressman, and wealthy plantation owner. He was the scion of the politically important Hampton family, which was influential in state politics almost into the 20th century. His great-great-grandfather Thomas Hampton (1623-1690) was born in England and settled in the Virginia Colony.Hampton served in the American Revolution as a lieutenant colonel in a South Carolina volunteer cavalry regiment. He was a Democratic-Republican member of Congress for South Carolina from 1795-1797 and from 1803-1805, and a presidential elector in 1801.He was a colonel in the United States Army in 1808, and was promoted to brigadier general in 1809, replacing James Wilkinson as the general in charge of New Orleans.

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