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.
Found on a walk, in a dark corner of a cemetery. Thick Oaks, covered in Spanish Moss let very little light in.
This is all that is left of the marker. No writing is visible. It sits in a spot off the path. Streaks of sun gave it’s hiding spot away.
Behind a marble stone sits this military marker. It is called the Cross Of Honor. The dates 1861-1865 are on the front. At first the were provided by a confederate organization after the war, however now they can be ordered from the US Veterans Affairs for any southern military provided headstones. This appears to be one of the older ones.
I found no name here, just the age of the child. Again, this was in a far corner of this cemetery. A story lost here.
Photographed at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.
A quiet place to visit while we are maintaining a safe distance from each other. Ironic since many cemeteries around here first opened during the 1856 yellow fever epidemic.