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 Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2008 01:21 am
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Joined: Tue Sep 19th, 2006
Location: Oakton, Fairfax County, VA
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Joanie, for 20 years while commuting to and from work, I crossed a street in Vienna (Fairfax County, VA) called Wade Hampton Drive.  "Strange name for a street.  Who was he, the developer of the neighborhood?"

Now I'm retired, but I still cross Wade Hampton Drive when I go shopping.  I give him a little private salute, as I've come to admire him more and more.

Just finished reading Eric Wittenberg's "Glory Enough for All: Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilians Station."  Wittenberg lost all respect for Sheridan and wrote about Hampton's brilliant deployment of his troopers during that battle.  It was the biggest all-cavalry fight on the North American continent.  Widow

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