Person:Wade Hampton (6)

m. 6 Mar 1817
  1. Wade Hampton, III1818 - 1902
Facts and Events
Name Wade Hampton, III
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Mar 1818 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death[1] 11 Apr 1902 Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States
Reference Number? Q881227?

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Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818April 11, 1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterward a Democratic Party politician from South Carolina.

Near the end of the Reconstruction, he was elected as 77th Governor of South Carolina, serving 1876-1879, and later was elected as a U.S. Senator. His election as governor was marked by extensive violence by the Red Shirts, a paramilitary group that served the Democratic Party to work to disrupt elections and suppress black voting in the state. They contributed to the Democrats regaining control of the state government.

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