Hampton's Legion, Bull Run

Hampton’s Legion, Bull Run (First Manassas)

He (Lt. Col. Benjamin Jenkins Johnson) fell ‘with the utmost coolness and gallantry’… Col. Wade Hampton.

Hampton's Legion, Bull Run
Hampton’s Legion, Bull Run

Bull Run was the first major battle of the US Civil War, the number of casualties shocked both sides. Approximately 60,000 troops were involve, with 5,000 casualties.

The Hampton Legion was formed by (Col.) Wade Hampton of Charleston. A Legion contains infantry, cavalry, and artillery.  Col. Hampton was wounded in this same battle.

Hampton's Legion, Bull Run
Hampton’s Legion, Bull Run

A broken column in funerary art symbolizes a life ended young.

This is one of many military monuments and grave sites in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

note; the detailed information here was found in the book ‘In The Arms Of Angels’ by Patrick Harwood. This is an incredible history of the Magnolia Cemetery.

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