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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Caption: Thomas Fenwick Drayton ,from Interpretive marker at Ft.Walker site, Port Royal Plantation
Additional Description: Left- General Thomas F. Drayton,C.S.A .
at Fish Hall Plantation
Right- Commodore Percival Drayton, U.S.N.
on the deck of the USS Hartford.
Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General, C.S.A.,
a West Point graduate, and his brother, Commodore
Percival Drayton, U.S.N., Captain of the USS Hartford,
met at the outbreak of the Cival War, shook hands,
and each went the way his conscience directed.
On November 7, 1861, the brothers met in combat
at the Battle of Port Royal. Commander Percival
Drayton, on the Union gun boat Pocahontas, attacked
Fort Walker of which General Thomas Drayton was
[ site of Fort Walker; coordinates
32.232742 -80.677156 ]
Submitted: February 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p52614
File Size: 0.190 Megabytes
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