Giant in Gray: A Biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina. Manly W. Wellman.
Giant in Gray: A Biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina

Giant in Gray: A Biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina

NY: Scribners, 1949. First. Hard Cover. VG+. / VG+. Item #533

The classic study on this man. Hampton was a wealthy South Carolina planter prior to the War and perhaps the largest slave holder in the South. At the commencement of the War he raised and partially funded a "legion" comprised of combined artillery, cavalry, and infantry specialties. This organization was disbanded and the various specialties attached to like units in the Army of Northern Virginia. Hampton was not military trained but proved to be an excellent commander, notably in the cavalry branch. He held brigade commander under Stonewall and was second in command to Stuart. Hampton joined Forrest and Dick Taylor as the only Confederates to attain lieutenant general rank even though not military trained. He was five times wounded, three with a saber! (That's close combat!) He was active in post War politics where he served as governor and as a senator. An early and complete biography that is highly respected.

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