William Ashmead Courtney

William Ashmead Courtney 1831 – 1908

Found on a walk.

There isn’t much he didn’t accomplish.

William Ashmead Courtney
William Ashmead Courtney

Born poor in Charleston he eventually became mayor… at the worst of times. The civil war had left the town ruined, and then a large hurricane, followed by a huge earthquake, damaged what was left. He guided the restoration of Charleston.

Along the was he had several successful businesses, served in the Confederate Army, and founded the South Carolina Historical Society, and other stuff I don’t remember.

Never know what you might find.

 

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