Moise, Edwin Warren | South Carolina Public Radio


"M" is for Moise, Edwin Warren (1832-1902). Lawyer, soldier, adjutant general. A native of Charleston, Moise began his career working for his uncle in Columbus, Georgia. Although he was a vocal opponent of secession, when war came he organized a cavalry company in Columbus—called the Moise Rangers. Moise saw a great deal of action in late 1864 and early 1865, including the defense of Petersburg during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign and the “Great Beefsteak Raid” under General Wade Hampton. After the war Moise practiced law in Sumter. He was a bitter opponent of the state’s Reconstruction government and was a commander of a Red Shirt unit. In 1876, he enthusiastically supported Wade Hampton, his old commander, for governor. Edwin Warren Moise ran for adjutant general on Hampton’s ticket—winning that race and serving until 1880.