People of South Carolina in the American Civil War

Posted May 31, 2011
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  1. Wade Hampton III
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    Wade Hampton III

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


  2. Charles C. Tew
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    Charles C. Tew

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    Charles Courtenay Tew (October 17, 1827 – September 17, 1862) was a colonel in the Confederate States Army and was killed in action at the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War.


  3. Maxcy Gregg
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    Maxcy Gregg

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    Maxcy Gregg (August 1, 1814 – December 15, 1862) was a lawyer, soldier in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg and died two days later.


  4. Douschka Pickens
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    Douschka Pickens

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    Francis Eugenia Olga Neva "Douschka" Pickens (later Dugas; March 14, 1859 – August 18, 1893) was the daughter of Francis Wilkinson Pickens, former Governor of South Carolina, and Lucy Holcombe Pickens. Born in Russia in 1859, rumor held that she was actually the daughter of Czar Alexander II.


  5. Benjamin T. Brockman
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    Benjamin T. Brockman

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    Benjamin T. Brockman (December 11, 1831 – ca. June 12, 1864) was a merchant and a Confederate officer in the American Civil War.


  6. John Hugh Means
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    John Hugh Means

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    John Hugh Means (August 18, 1812 – August 30, 1862) was the 64th Governor of South Carolina from 1850 to 1852 and an infantry colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action at the Second Battle of Manassas, one of only a handful of well-known pre-war politicians to perish during the conflict.


  7. Francis Wilkinson Pickens
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    Francis Wilkinson Pickens

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    Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was Governor of South Carolina when that state became the first to secede from the U.S.A.


  8. Christopher Memminger
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    Christopher Memminger

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    Christopher Gustavus Memminger (January 9, 1803 – March 7, 1888) was a founding father of the Confederate States and its first Secretary of the Treasury.


  9. Ambrosio José Gonzales
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    Ambrosio José Gonzales

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    Colonel Ambrosio José Gonzales (October 3, 1818 – July 31, 1893) was a Cuban revolutionary who became a Colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Gonzales, as a revolutionary, wanted the United States to annex Cuba. During the American Civil War he served as the Chief of artillery in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.


  10. John Lawrence Manning
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    John Lawrence Manning

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    John Lawrence Manning (sometimes spelled John Laurence Manning) (January 29, 1816 – October 24, 1889) was the 65th Governor of South Carolina, from 1852 to 1854. He was born in Clarendon County.


  11. James Henry Hammond
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    James Henry Hammond

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    James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was an attorney, politician and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1844, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860. He was considered one of the major spokesmen in favor of slavery in the years before the American Civil War.


  12. James Chesnut, Jr.
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    James Chesnut, Jr.

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    James Chesnut, Jr. (January 18, 1815 – February 1, 1885) was a signatory of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, and a Confederate States Army general.


  13. Richard H. Anderson
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    Richard H. Anderson

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    Richard Heron Anderson (October 7, 1821 – June 26, 1879) was a career U.S. Army officer, fighting with distinction in the Mexican-American War. He also served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, fighting in the Eastern Theater of the conflict and most notably during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Anderson was also noted for his humility.


  14. James Lawrence Orr
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    James Lawrence Orr

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    James Lawrence Orr (May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873) was an American politician who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He later served in the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War and was the 73rd Governor of South Carolina.


  15. Colton Greene
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    Colton Greene

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    Colton Greene (July 7, 1833 – September 23, 1900) was an American businessman and soldier. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, mostly leading cavalry units. After the war he pursued several successful civic projects and public functions in Tennessee.


  16. Arthur Middleton Manigault
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    Arthur Middleton Manigault

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    Arthur Middleton Manigault (October 26, 1824 – August 17, 1886) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.


  17. Abner Monroe Perrin
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    Abner Monroe Perrin

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    Abner Monroe Perrin (February 2, 1827 – May 12, 1864) was a Confederate general in the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. He was killed by a musket round to the femoral artery at the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864 at 7am.


  18. Franklin J. Moses, Jr.
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    Franklin J. Moses, Jr.

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    Franklin Israel Moses, Jr. (1838 – December 11, 1906) was a South Carolina lawyer and editor who became actives as a Republican politician in the state during the Reconstruction era, elected as governor in 1872 and serving into 1874. Enemies labelled him as the 'Robber Governor', but a 21st-century biographer suggests his crimes were limited compared to those of later Democrats Wade Hampton III and Ben Tillman, who contributed to murders of numerous blacks.


  19. Laurence M. Keitt
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    Laurence M. Keitt

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    Laurence Massillon Keitt (October 4, 1824 – June 2, 1864) was an American planter, lawyer, politician, and soldier from South Carolina. During his tenure in the United States House of Representatives, he was included in several lists of Fire-Eaters—men who adamantly urged the secession of southern states from the United States, and who resisted measures of compromise and reconciliation, leading to the American Civil War.


  20. Benjamin Huger (general)
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    Benjamin Huger (general)

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    Benjamin Huger (November 22, 1805 – December 7, 1877) was a career United States Army ordnance officer who fought with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War, noted for his controversial performances while in charge of Norfolk, Virginia, and during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Relieved of field duty, he would spend most of the remainder of the conflict in staff positions in the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he performed well. After the war Huger took up farming in North Carolina and later in Virginia.


  21. Wilmot Gibbs de Saussure
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    Wilmot Gibbs de Saussure

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    Wilmot Gibbes de Saussure (July 23, 1822  – February 1, 1886) was a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia, who served along with the Confederate States Army in South Carolina at various times during the American Civil War. As a colonel, he led his regiment in the occupation of Fort Moultrie and the bombardment of Fort Sumter at the beginning of the war. He was appointed brigadier general as well as adjutant general and inspector general of South Carolina militia in 1862. He commanded part of the Charleston defenses during the Union siege of the city in 1863. He also led his men in opposition to Major General William T. Sherman's march through the Carolinas.


  22. Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr.
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    Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr.

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    Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. (February 8, 1824 – July 22, 1861) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, one of the first general officers to be killed in the war. During that battle, he was responsible for inspiring the famous nickname for Brig. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.


  23. Nathan George Evans
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    Nathan George Evans

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    Nathan George "Shanks" Evans (February 3, 1824 – November 23, 1868) was a captain in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.


  24. Adley H. Gladden
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    Adley H. Gladden

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    Adley Hogan Gladden (September 28, 1810 - April 12, 1862) was lieutenant colonel and second commander of the Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina volunteers during the Mexican-American War and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He impressed General Braxton Bragg after defending Pensacola from Union Army bombardment and after a brief assignment at Mobile, Alabama, he was brought to Corinth, Mississippi to command a brigade in the Army of Mississippi. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.


  25. Isaac E. Holmes
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    Isaac E. Holmes

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    Isaac Edward Holmes (April 6, 1796 – February 24, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.


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