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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Samuel M. Heape


(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old planter on his father's substantial place in St Peter's Parish, Beaufort, he enlisted as Private, Company C - the Beaufort Troop - of the Cavalry Battalion, Hampton's Legion on 12 June 1861. His Company became B of the 2nd SC Cavalry in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was left in Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862 to care for wounded Lieutenant Broughton and captured with him there.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged and returned to his Company, dates not given.

After the War

By 1866 he was operating Rose Hill Plantation in the Beaufort District.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records, both as B. Samuel Heape. Frederick details from Edward Prioleau Henderson's Autobiography of Arab (1901); Henderson was a Sergeant in Company B and Arab was the name of his horse. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. Post-war detail from the Beaufort District, South Carolina Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts, 1866.


c. 1834 in SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company B, 2nd Reg't Cavalry, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 25389]