Hampton Legion Cavalry Battalion



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.


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


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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Rigdon, John C.
Historical Sketch and Roster of the Hampton Legion Cavalry Battalion
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Rivers, Col. William J. - Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service

Capers, Ellison - Confederate Military History - South Carolina Volume - 705 pgs. Paperback


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