Hampton Legion Cavalry Battalion


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The South Carolina Hampton's Legion Cavalry Battalion was formed in the summer of 1861. Following the Seven Days battles in June 1862 the battalion became a part of the SC 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The men continued to refer to themselves as Hampton’s Legion Cavalry long after the war.

BATTLES:

First Manassas (July 21, 1861)
The Seven Days Battles (June 25 - July 1, 1862)

ROSTERS:

Company A – Edgefield County - Edgefield Hussars - Became Company I of the SC 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Company B – Greenville County - Became Company K of the SC 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Company C - Beaufort County - Formerly Known As Beaufort Detachment, Hampton Legion.
Company D – Richland County - Hampton Detachment, Congaree Mounted Riflemen

*Well's biography of Hampton lists McFie as having an original company of the Hampton Legion Mounted Unit, as well as Meighan. This unit is seen designated both B and D.

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