Military Leaders

James Butler Bonham

James Bonham

(1807-1836) Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

David du Bose Gaillard

David du Bose Gaillard

(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Maxcy Gregg

Maxcy Gregg

(1814-1862) Born in Columbia, SC, Maxcy Gregg was a lawyer and later brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.

Wade Hampton III

Wade Hampton III

(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.

William Jasper

(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.

Francis Marion

Francis Marion

(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.

William Moultrie

William Moultrie

(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.

Freddie Stowers

Freddie Stowers

(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.

Thomas Sumter

Thomas Sumter

(1734-1832) Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War who lived in Sumter County.

William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis

(1809-1836) Born in Saluda County, SC, William Barret Travis was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier.

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