The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Reorganised, Army of the Potomac

Hampton Legion South Carolina Cavalry & Artillery

COLONEL W HAMPTON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL B J JOHNSON
MAJOR J B GRIFFIN – Captain J Connor acting Major as Major J B Griffin remained at Ashland with the Hampton South Carolina Cavalry and was not present on 21 July, 1861.

HAMPTON LEGION SOUTH CAROLINA CAVALRY

Company A Edgefield Hussars: CAPT. M C BUTLER – Assigned as Company I, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, when the cavalry battalion was reorganised on 22 August, 1862.
Company B Brooks Troop: CAPT. J F LANNEAU – Assigned as Company K, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, when the cavalry battalion was reorganised on 22 August, 1862.
Company C Beaufort District Troop: CAPT. T E SCREVEN – Assigned as Company B, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, when the cavalry battalion was reorganised on 22 August, 1862.
Company D Congaree Troop: CAPT. T TAYLOR – Assigned as Company H, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, when the cavalry battalion was reorganised on 22 August, 1862.

NOTE: The Edgefield Hussars, Brooks Troop and Beaufort District Troop were mustered into Confederate State service on 14 and 22 June, 1861. The Congaree Troop was mustered into Confederate State service at Richmond, Virginia, 5 August 1861. The Hampton Legion South Carolina Cavalry was detained from serving with the Legion on 21 July, remaining in camp at Ashland under Major J B Griffin. During early August, the Hampton Legion was rejoined by Companies A, B and C and on 26 August, 1861, by Company D of the cavalry near Brentsville, about six miles from Manassas Junction.

HAMPTON LEGION SOUTH CAROLINA ARTILLERY

Company A Washington Artillery: CAPT. S D LEEFirst Lieutenant J F Hart commading the company until 24 July, 1861, as Captain S D Lee was assigned as Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General P G T Beauregard.
Company B German Artillery: CAPT. W K BACHMAN – Assigned as Company H (1st), German Volunteers, Hampton South Carolina Infantry, on 24 September, 1861. On 1 November, the company was converted to artillery with Captain S D Lee promoted to the temporary rank of major to command the battalion.

NOTE: The Washington Artillery was detained from serving with the Legion on 21 July, remaining in Richmond, having not been fitted out for field service until 23 July, 1861. In late July, 1861, the Washington Artillery, under Captain S D Lee, rejoined the Hampton Legion and was armed with two 3" Rifles and four 12 pounder Tredegar Howitzers.

Reference

"The 'maiden fight' of the artillery branch of the Legion took place on 26 September when a section of the Washington Artillery, commanded by Captain S D Lee, and consisting of two rifled 6 pounders and a rifled 32 pounder nick-named 'Long Tom', a captured trophy from Manassas manned by a detachment of the Purcell Artillery, were sent to Freestone Point on the Potomac River."

SOURCE: South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War: The Hampton Legion Part I: Regimental History, in collaboration with W B Bynum and H M Madaus with text and illustrations by R Field

"After First Manassas, Colonel Hampton attempted to exchange two of these iron Tredegar howitzers for two Dahlgren 12 pounder boat howitzers, on field carraiges, abandoned by the 71st New York State Militia at the end of the battle. As it turned out, the Dahlgrens were issued instead to the Rowan Artillery of North Carolina (Reilly's Battery).

South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War: The Hampton Legion Part 2: Company Histories, in collaboration with W B Bynum and H M Madaus with text and illustrations by R Field

Giant in Grey, A biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina, by M W Wellman

NOTE: The Hampton Legion was organised at Camp Manning, Virginia, on 4 July, 1861. On 25 July 1861, the Army of the Potomac was reorganised and the Hampton Legion remained with the First Corps, Army of the Potomac.

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.116: SERIES I, VOLUME 2 (S# 2), CHAPTER IX, pp. 566–567
Colonel W Hampton, commanding Hampton Legion South Carolina Infantry