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The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House

 
 
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
1. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House Marker
Inscription.
Queen Anne style Architecture Built in 1888

Once Owned by Confederate Gen. Samuel McGowan and by WWII Gen. W.E. Barksdale

Donated by J.D. Bundy in 1989 to the Abbeville County Historical Society

Now serves as Headquarters for the Society and the Jane Greene Center for the Arts

 
Erected by Abbeville County Historic Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 10.783′ N, 82° 22.883′ W. Marker was in Abbeville, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker was on North Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 305 North Main Street, Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this location. McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Cabinet Meeting Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Burt-Stark House / Jefferson Davis’s Flight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maj. Thomas D. Howie
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
2. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House
(about 500 feet away); Abbeville's Confederate Colonels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Chiles Perrin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Livery Stable (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Thomas Dry Howie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarence E. Pressley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Regarding The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House. The house (also known as the Generals House) is the 7th stop on the Abbeville History North Walking Trail.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General Samuel McGowan. A son of Irish-Presbyterian immigrants to the United States, Samuel McGowan, though often wounded, excelled as a brigade commander in the Army of Northern Virginia. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Queen Anne Architecture. Reigning Style of the Industrial Age By Jackie Craven, About.com. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. 14th SC Infantry Regiment.
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
3. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Side
In response to a call from President Davis, about the 1st of July, 1861, a large number of infantry companies, from all quarters of South Carolina, rendezvoused at Columbia, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. McGowan’s Brigade at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle by Mac Wyckoff. Precisely ten years ago (May 12, 1989) today I found a gentleman staring out across the fields in front of the Confederate works at the Bloody Angle. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. General Samuel McGowan. Samuel McGowan (October 19, 1819 – August 9, 1897) was a general from South Carolina in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Samuel McGowan: Original Member of the Aztec Club of 1847. Born in the Crosshill section of Laurens District, South Carolina, he was the son of Irish immigrants. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known 1st as "Gregg's" & "McGowan Brigade". Account of the brigade by James Fits James Caldwell in 1866. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Abbeville Historic District. The
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House -<br>Front Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
4. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House -
Front Entrance Detail
The architect was G.L. Norman of Atlanta. The property is included in the Abbeville Historic District. National Register medallion to the left of the door.
Abbeville Historic District is comprised of a large portion of the city of Abbeville, the county seat of Abbeville County, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Generals House
The House
The McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House was designed by Atlanta architect G.L. Norman and is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style, characterized by towers, turrets, multi-faceted roofs, the utilization of windows in different sizes and shapes and the use of various textures in exterior materials. It is often referred to locally as 'The Generals' House' because two of its principle owners were Generals - Confederate Brigadier General Samuel McGowan and WWII General William E. Barksdale, the last owner to dwell in the house.

The outside of the house is painted with the Victorian multi-colors originally used, as determined by scientific paint analysis. Confederate General Samuel McGowan had this house built on the foundation of his Gothic Revival style house which was destroyed by fire in 1887. He had purchased the earlier house from the widow of Lt. Colonel James M. Perrin, CSA, who was killed at the battle of Chancellorsville.

The construction of the
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Tower image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
5. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Tower
The Generals House is the current home of the Abbeville County Historical Society and the Jane Greene Center for the Arts.
existing house was completed in 1888, as noted in the chimney display on the right side of the house. The house has 4 levels, (1) the basement level which houses 8 rooms where various domestic activities took place; (2) the main floor which consists of a large living hall, a library, a parlor, and a dining room; (3) the upstairs level which includes 4 bedrooms radiating from a central hall; (4) the commodious attic. Many interesting architectural features can be found throughout the house such as built-in-furniture, pocket windows, a coffered ceiling, and windows of multi-colored glass. The influence of the 19th century English architect, Charles Locke Eastlake is seen in the abundant use of solid woods and in the simple and rectangular style of the woodwork.

The Servant Cabins
Behind the main house are 3 servant cabins. The first two cabins, closest in proximity to the back of the house, were built during the era of the Gothic Revival style house (circa 1857). The third cabin on the left was erected after the current house was constructed, probably around the early 1900's. Each cabin consists of one room with several windows and a single entrance. All three were well constructed although the first two are more interesting architecturally with their very steep roofs and decorative gingerbread trim. The earlier two buildings with their original plaster walls
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan Front Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
6. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan Front Lawn
are extremely rare and are among the few remaining servant cabins in the upstate.

General Samuel McGowan
At the time he built this house in 1887-88, General Samuel McGowan had distinguished himself as a staff captain in the Mexican War, as a successful lawyer, as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives, and as a Brigadier General leading McGowan's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia of the Confederate Army. In 1879, he became an Associate Justice of the S.C. Supreme Court, a position he held until 1893. Upon retirement from the bench. McGowan spent his last years in this house, surrounded by family and friends. He died at home on August 9, 1897, and is buried in Long Cane Cemetery.

In 2005-06, the Society received a significant acquisition of General McGowan's personal property and family items, including photographs, books, and silver from Mr. and Mrs. William McGowan Matthew. Mr. Matthew is the great-grandson of the General.

The Abbeville County Historical Society
The Society, founded in 1957, is dedicated to the preservation of materials and architectures which have historic significance to Abbeville County. The major purpose is to share all that is preserved with Abbeville County residents and visitors to the County, now and in the future. The current focus of the Society is to continue to preserve and restore the
Harold B. & Verna V. Bateman Lightpost image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
7. Harold B. & Verna V. Bateman Lightpost
In Loving Memory
They instilled in others
a love of history, antiques,
restoration and preservation.
Their light still burns brightly.
McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House, which serves as Society headquarters, a museum and the Jane Greene Center for the Arts. The house, a true architectural treasure, was graciously deeded to the Society by Mr. J.D. Bundy, of Monroe, N.C., in December 1989. Mr. Bundy purchased the property from the estate of his aunt and uncle, General and Mrs. William Barksdale. Mr. Bundy mandated that the property be maintained as a historic site and all of Abbeville County is indebted to him for his foresight and generosity. (Source: The General's House, brochure printed by the Abbeville County Historical Society.)
    — Submitted February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. McGowan-Barksdale House, 305 North Main Street (ca. 1888)
Two-and-one-half-story, frame residence built in the Queen Anne style. The first story is sheathed in weatherboarding and the second story in shake shingles. There is a hip roof of slate. Centrally located on the facade is a projecting, two-tiered portico with gambrel roof. The first level of the portico is supported by plain wood columns on brick piers. The balcony has plain wood columns on paneled wood piers with a turned balustrade. There is an oval window in the gambrel end. At the right corner of the facade is a two-story, round tower with
Samuel McGowan<br>(1819–1897) image. Click for full size.
By NPS.gov, circa 1861
8. Samuel McGowan
(1819–1897)
Ass. Just. S.C. Supreme Court 1879-1893
conical roof and metal finial. A small, polygonal dormer projects from the front roof slope. There is a single story porch on the facade and left elevation, above which is a small, recessed balcony and a gabled dormer. (Source: National Register nomination form.)
    — Submitted November 19, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

3. McGowan's Duel
On Saturday, March 16, 1844, Samuel McGowan and Col. John Cunningham met north of the village of Hamburg for a duel. Weapons were U.S. Yaugers and the distance was 30 paces. McGowan was severely wounded in the back of his neck, but the wound was not fatal. The duel was witnessed by a crowd of at least 200. Louis T. Wigfall was Cunningham's second; B.Y. Martin was McGowan's. The cause of the duel was not recorded.(Source: Old Abbeville: Scenes of the Past of a Town Where Old Times are not Forgotten, by Lowry Ware (1992), pgs 45-46.)
    — Submitted May 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

4. McGowan the Attorney
As one of Abbeville's most respected attorneys, Samuel McGowan was often involved in several high profile cases involving slaves.

In April 1851, McGowan brought charges against three slaves.
William Campbell McGowan<br>(1858-1898) image. Click for full size.
Abbeville County by the Abbeville County Historical Society
9. William Campbell McGowan
(1858-1898)
They were accused of planning an insurrection. Austin and Asa were both given one hundred and fifty lashes and ordered to leave the state. The third slave, Taffy, was given twenty five and discharged. It was felt that Taffy was less involved than the other two, his only real crime was being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, public sentiment was strongly against the three and it was felt that Taffy's needed punishment as a warning to others.

In 1857, McGowan served as the prosecuting attorney in a case where a slave named Josh (owned by Dr. S.S. Marshall) was accused of the murder of a slave named Andy (owned by Abram Littles). Josh was convicted of the murder and sentenced to six months in prison and given 600 lashes, to be delivered twice a month, 50 lashes at a time.

As one of Abbeville's most respected attorneys, Samuel McGowan was often involved in several high profile cases involving slaves.

In April 1851, McGowan brought charges against three slaves. They were accused of planning an insurrection. Austin and Asa were both given one hundred and fifty lashes and ordered to leave the state. The third slave, Taffy, was given twenty five and discharged. It was felt that Taffy was less involved than the other two, his only real crime was being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, public sentiment was strongly against the three and
Celia Peronneau Mathewes McGowan image. Click for full size.
Abbeville County by the Abbeville County Historical Society
10. Celia Peronneau Mathewes McGowan
it was felt that Taffy's needed punishment as a warning to others.

In 1857, McGowan served as the prosecuting attorney in a case where a slave named Josh (owned by Dr. S.S. Marshall) was accused of the murder of a slave named Andy (owned by Abram Littles). Josh was convicted of the murder and sentenced to six months in prison and given 600 lashes, to be delivered twice a month, 50 lashes at a time.

In January 1875. McGowan again found himself in court. This time, he was a defense attorney, representing F.B. Houston, on charges of bigamy. Houston was charged with marrying Ida Lawson on or about December 30, 1874 and then marrying Carrie Davis on or about January 2, 1875. To make matters worse, Lawson was white while Davis was black. Davis was rich and spoiled while Davis was poor and uneducated. Both wives testified before the jury and the packed court room. Houston was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment. .(Source: Old Abbeville: Scenes of the Past of a Town Where Old Times are not Forgotten, by Lowry Ware (1992).)
    — Submitted May 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

5. Samuel McGowan (1819-1897) - Confederate General
Born 9 October 1819, in Laurens District, South Carolina, Samuel McGowan was the son of Presbyterian Scots-Irish
General William E. Barksdale -<br>Commanding Officer of the 1330th Army<br>Air Force Base Unit image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
11. General William E. Barksdale -
Commanding Officer of the 1330th Army
Air Force Base Unit
Painting hangs in an upstairs room. The 1330th Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command, India-China Division, which was stationed in Jorhat, India.
immigrants. In 1841 he graduated from South Carolina College and began the study of law in Abbeville. Admitted to the bar in 1842, he opened his own law practice there. During his political career, McGowan served thirteen years in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Enlisting as a private in the Palmetto Regiment during the Mexican-American War, McGowan rose to the rank of captain. At the storming of Chapultepec, he received a citation for personal gallantry. After the war he returned to his law practice, but maintained his interests in military affairs, receiving a commission as a major general in the state militia.

Following South Carolina's secession, McGowan accepted a commission as brigadier general under General P.G.T. Beauregard during the capture of Fort Sumter. At Blackburn's Ford and First Bill Run, he served as a volunteer aide to Brigadier General Milledge L. Bonham.

After McGowan returned to South Carolina, the 14th South Carolina Infantry elected him lieutenant colonel on 1 September 1861. Promoted to colonel on 10 May 1862, McGowan joined Maxcy Gregg's South Carolina Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. As part of Major General A.P. Hill's division, McGowan's regiment participated in the bloody fighting at Second Bull Run and Antietam. On 29 August 1862 at Second Bull Run, McGowan stood boldly at the crucial railroad embankment
Gen. Barksdale's Effects image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
12. Gen. Barksdale's Effects
on the left of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's beleaguered line. Although part of Gregg's brigade fell back under heavy pressure, McGowan's Regiment held firm even though many of the men, out of ammunition, resorted to hurling rocks and insults at the advancing Union infantrymen.

Known for his steadfast courage, "quick perception and prompt, energetic action," except when disabled by wounds, McGowan took part in every major battle from the Seven Days' to Appomattox. After Gregg died at Fredericksburg, several influential South Carolinians conducted a spirited campaign for McGowan to ascend to the brigade's command. In letters to Secretary of war James A. Seddon, they indicated that Major General A. P. Hill also desired McGowan to lead the brigade. On 23 April 1863 McGowan received his commission as brigadier general, backdated to 17 January.

On 2 May 1863 leading a charge in Jackson's flanking attack at Chancellorsville, McGowan toppled over with a gunshot wound to his left leg. Seriously wounded and forced to recuperate until February 1864, he missed Lee's northern invasion that culminated at Gettysburg. Brigadier General J. Johnston Pettigrew, and then John K. Marshall, commanding McGowan's brigade at Gettysburg, including Pickett's Charge.

Consistently at the head of his men, McGowan fell victim to Union gunfire at Gaines' Mill, Second Manassas,
The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Bill Rogers Library image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
13. The Bundy-Barksdale-McGowan House - Bill Rogers Library
Named in tribute to Bill Rogers for his
dedication, devotion and many contributions
to the Abbeville County Historical Society.
President 1992-1999
Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania. On 12 May 1864, during the murderous fighting at Spotsylvania, McGowan led his men in a desperate counterattack that drove exuberant Federal infantry out of the captured Confederate tranches. During the bloody hand-to-hand fighting, McGowan fell with his fourth and last wound of the war. He returned to his brigade in August and led his men through the final battles. At Dinwiddie Court House in 1865, he led a charge with the elan of A.P. Hill's old Light Division, but his men were too tired and too few to recapture bygone glory.

Paroled after Appomattox, McGowan returned to his Abbeville law practice. In 1865 he participated in the state constitutional convention and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As it did with many other former Confederates, however, the U.S. Congress refused him his seat. In 1878 he again attained a seat in the state legislature.

The next year McGowan was a position on the bench as an associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, but lost his bid for reelection in 1893. On 9 August 1897, he died in his home at Abbeville and was buried in Long Cane Cemetery. (Source: Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History by David J. Coles, David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler, and James M. McPherson (2002), pgs 1285-1286.)
Bear Skin Rug in the Rogers Library image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
14. Bear Skin Rug in the Rogers Library
    — Submitted November 19, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

6. William Campbell and Celia Peronneau McGowan
After General McGowan's death, his son and daughter-in-law, William Campbell McGowan and Celia Peronneau Mathewes, lived in the house until William McGowan's death in 1898. It was William who oversaw the construction of the house. He was a lawyer in Abbeville and sang in the choir of Trinity Episcopal Church. He died in his early 40s of pneumonia.

After William's death, Celia moved to Charleston where she became the first female member of the Charleston City Council (1923). During her life, she also served as president of the South Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy (1897-1899).
    — Submitted February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

7. Obituary of William Campbell "Willie" McGowan
Laurensville Herald
March 4, 1898

Capt. William C. McGowan died at his home at Abbeville, on the 27th ult. The deceased was a young man of brilliant intellect and bright promise of future usefulness and distinction. He was the only son of the late Judge Samuel McGowan. Perhaps no young man had more warm admirers and strong personal friends than did Willie
The Kathryn and William McGowan Matthew Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
15. The Kathryn and William McGowan Matthew Dining Room
Dedicated to them April 2, 2006
in honor of their continued support
and generous contributions of the
McGowan Family Collection.
McGowan.

The proceedings of Court were brought to a sudden termination at noon on Thursday of last week by the receipt of a telegram to Judge Benet, conveying the sad intelligence that his brother-in-law, Capt. W.C. McGowan, was extremely ill, and not expected to live more than a few hours. A recess was ordered and the Judge left for Abbeville. He returned Monday last, Capt. McGowan having died the evening previous, ordering an extra term to begin on April 19th.
    — Submitted February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

8. Society wants to preserve servant homes
Greenwood Index-Journal
by Jennifer Colton
February 6, 2009

Abbeville -- No one knows how many people have lived in the three one-room servant cabins sheltered behind the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House, but historians recognize the need to preserve the unusual 150-year-old buildings that dozens might have called home.

Often called The General’s House, the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House is unusual itself.

Located on North Main Street, the mansion features its own tower, a turret, multi-faceted roofs and windows in different sizes and shapes.

The building’s nickname follows its two most prominent owners, both generals: Confederate Gen. Samuel McGowan,
Matthew Dining Room Chandelier image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
16. Matthew Dining Room Chandelier
The chandelier is not original to the house.
who bought the property in 1865, and WWII Gen. W.E. Barksdale, the last owner to live in the home.

In its heyday, a time of carriages and wealth, multiple buildings would have stood behind the main home, including a kitchen building, stable, chicken coop and slave or servant quarters. Of all the adjoining buildings, only three remain: the raised one-room cabins built for the household servants.

“The family was a well-to-do family, and they would have had a lot of servants. You had people to do the cooking, butlers, people to care for fireplaces, somebody to take care of the horses,” Abbeville County Historic Society President Bob Speer said Thursday. “We don’t know if it was one family or multiple, but numerous people probably lived in each of these buildings.”

Two of the buildings date back to the 1850s and follow the gothic revival style of the first home, destroyed in a fire in 1887. The family rebuilt on the foundations of the old home the next year but moved away from the gothic revival style to the multi-colored Queen Anne still standing; the third cabin dates back to the 1880s or 1890s after the completion of the new home.

“Back in that period of time, people had really big families with seven or eight kids because the mortality rate was so high,” he said. “We haven’t been able to obtain any early
The Jane Elizabeth Harrison Ladies' Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
17. The Jane Elizabeth Harrison Ladies' Parlor
In Loving Memory
05/24/1912 - 03/09/2000

In tribute to Jane Harrison for her
outstanding leadership and achievements
as president of the
Abbeville County Historical Society
and in deepest appreciation for her determination
and zeal in helping the society
acquire its headquarters.
pictures of the house, so we don’t really now what furnishing were in the house, and we’ve never seen any pictures that show family activities or any of the people who were their servants.”

Images of the families have not survived, but the buildings have, making them a rare find, Speer said.

“In the Upstate, these are some of the very few servant cabins that still exist,” he said. “The buildings were well made, and the pitch of the roof helped save them. At some point the family put a tin roof on, and with those two things, the water never got in and they didn’t rot. That’s why they lasted, whereas the barn was probably a cedar shingle roof, and we’ve lost that.”

But it isn’t just the buildings’ longevity that makes them unusual.

“What’s surprising about these houses is that they were done in the gothic style, so they are very tall, with high ceilings,” he said. “We think the gingerbread is original, which is very unusual.”

Both the gingerbread trim -- wood boards carved into delicate, decorative patterns for trimming gables, windows, porches or, in this case, roofing -- and the buildings’ steep, pitched roofs are typical of gothic revival architecture. The 14-foot tall ceilings would also have helped residents avoid the summer heat, and in the winter open fireplaces -- later plastered
Painting Over Fireplace is of Clelia Peronneau Matthewes McGowan image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
18. Painting Over Fireplace is of Clelia Peronneau Matthewes McGowan
over when pot-bellied stoves were installed -- kept the space warm.

“People lived in these houses up until the 1950s, when they moved on to better opportunities. The Depression lasted all the way up to World War I, and there were very poor economic conditions in South Carolina,” Speer said. “People took what they could afford.”

The cabins now belong to the Abbeville County Historic Society, along with the rest of the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House property. Although any original furnishings are gone, the society is slowly stocking the buildings with period items collected from across Abbeville County, including old tables and large cast-iron pots once placed by the fireplace and used to boil water and wash clothes. Shutters cover the windows, and the buildings are kept closed and locked to protect them.

“We’re hoping to do some restoration work on these servant cabins,” Speer said. “They’re a part of Abbeville’s history, and they’re very important because so few of them exist.”
    — Submitted February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

9. McGowan-Gary-Hagen House ("Magazine Hill")
One-and-one-ha1f-story, weatherboarded raised cottage with gable roof. Central, single door entrance with sidelights
The Carol V. Bateman Tower Room image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
19. The Carol V. Bateman Tower Room
President of ACHS 1999 - 2003

In recognition of her many years of
service, dedication, diligence,
preservation efforts and contributions
to this society.
We remain grateful.
and transom has a formal entablature and is flanked by paired, shuttered, floor-length windows. Porch across facade is supported by paired, octagonal, wood columns and has an early wrought-iron balustrade. A pedimented portico with carved brackets projects from the central bay and is also supported by paired octagonal columns. Two corbelled and stuccoed interior chimneys pierce the roof, which has a boxed cornice with returns. This house was moved from a nearby location on Magazine Street circa 1919. (Source: National Register nomination form.)
    — Submitted November 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
The Carol V. Bateman Tower Room image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
20. The Carol V. Bateman Tower Room
Staircase Leading to Second Floor -<br>Grandfather Clock on First Landing image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
21. Staircase Leading to Second Floor -
Grandfather Clock on First Landing
Second Floor Landing Overlooking Staircase image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
22. Second Floor Landing Overlooking Staircase
Second Floor Tower Sitting Room image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
23. Second Floor Tower Sitting Room
Apothecary Collection image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
24. Apothecary Collection
Apothecary Collection image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
25. Apothecary Collection
Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt - South Side<br>Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
26. Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt - South Side
Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC
[South]:
Samuel McGowan
Born in Laurens County, 9 October 1819
Died in Abbeville County, 9 August 1897
Go soldier to thy honor and rest
Thy truth and valour bearing
The bravest are the tenderest
The loving are the daring

[East]:
A hero of two wars
Seven times wounded
A leader at the bar
A wise lawgiver
A righteous judge
He rest from his labours
And his works do follow him
Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt -<br>Southwest Corner<br>Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
27. Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt -
Southwest Corner
Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC
[West]:
The Mexican War, 1846-1848,
Captain, U.S.A.
The Confederate War, 1861-1865,
Brigadier General, C.S.A.
Member of the Legislature, 1849-1860,
Elected to Congress, 1866
Associate Justice Supreme Court of South Carolina, 1878-1894
Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt - North Side<br>Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 2, 2009
28. Gen. Samuel McGowan Crypt - North Side
Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC
[North]:
From humble birth he rose to highest honour in civic and military life. A patriot and a leader of men. In peace his country called him; he waited not her call in war. A man's strength, a woman's tenderness, a child's simplicity were his, and his a heart of charity, fulfilling the law in love. He did good and not evil all the days of his life, and at the end, his country, his children and children's children rise up and call him blessed.
 
 
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