Memory Of Louis DeSaussure - 1779

Memory Of Louis DeSaussure – 1779

From the wall plaque with the window.

Memory Of Louis DeSaussure - 1779
Memory Of Louis DeSaussure – 1779

In Memory Of Louis DeSaussure

Native of Beaufort district, an officer of 3rd Regiment South Carolina in the Continental Service during the war of the revolution.

Wounded 9th Day, October, 1779 on the British lines at Savannah. Died a few days after.

Age 31, interred in the cemetery of this church.

Many of the early churches in Charleston have old plaques placed by family members and parishioners. Some names are locally known, some are signers of the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or other founding fathers.

A walk around town is a history lesson. While locked down I can’t help thinking perhaps if some of our current administration had wandered around here things might have turned out a bit different.

 

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