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 Posted: Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 02:24 am
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JoanieReb wrote: "Hampton probably."

Ah, Hampton!  He is rarely mentioned on this board.  In fact, this is about the first time I've seen him mentioned here at CWi, except by myself.   I'm assuming we are talking about Wade III, yes?


Not wanting at all to get into an argument with our esteemed Joannie Reb, but wasn't General Wade Hampton III the richest man in the South because he had the most slaves of anyone in the South? And wasn't he one of those who most vehemently opposed Patrick Cleburne's proposal to arm and emancipate male slaves and their families if they would fight for the Confederacy?  

This is in no way is a dispute about how effective Hampton was as a cavalry commander. 



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