(1807-1836) Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.
(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.
(1814-1862) Born in Columbia, SC, Maxcy Gregg was a lawyer and later brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
(1818-1902) Born in Charleston, SC, Wade Hampton III was a Confederate general, governor, United States Senator. He was the governor of South Carolina at the end of Reconstruction when the federal troops left the state in 1877.
(circa 1750 – October 9, 1779) William Jasper was a noted American soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. Jasper distinguished himself in the defense of Fort Moultrie (then called Fort Sullivan) on June 28, 1776.
(ca. 1732-1795) Born in Winyah (Winyah Bay, SC), Francis Marion was a strategic fighter against the British during the War of Independence. His nickname was the Swamp Fox, as he and his men would hide in the backwoods and swamps.
(1730-1805) William Moultrie was a general in the Revolutionary War who had Fort Moultrie built out of Palmetto logs on Sullivan’s Island, in the Charleston Harbor.
(1896-1918) Freddie Stowers was a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment in World War I who was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor.
(1734-1832) Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War who lived in Sumter County.