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Henry “Dad” Brown

 
 
Henry "Dad" Brown Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Henry "Dad" Brown Marker (front)
Inscription. [Front]
Henry "Dad" Brown (1830-1907), a black veteran of the Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars, is buried 75' N with his wife Laura. Variously said to have been born free or born as a slave who purchased his and Laura's freedom, he was born near Camden. Brown, a brickmason, joined the Confederate army in May 1861 as a drummer in the "Darlington Grays," Co. F, 8th S.C. Infantry.

[Reverse]
Brown enlisted as a drummer in Co. H, 21st S.C. Infantry in July 1861 and served for the rest of the war. He "captured" a pair of Union drumsticks in battle. He was also a member of the "Darlington Guards" 1878-1907. Described as "a man of rare true worth" at his death in 1907, Brown was honored shortly afterwards by Darlington citizens who erected the monument nearby.
 
Erected 2000 by the City of Darlington Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 16-43.)
 
Location. 34° 17.364′ N, 79° 52.965′ W. Marker is in Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Brockington Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as
Henry "Dad" Brown Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. Henry "Dad" Brown Marker (reverse)
the crow flies. Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds (approx. 0.8 miles away); Julius A. Dargan House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Darlington Memorial Center (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence Reese (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of First Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Macedonia Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Henry "Dad" Brown Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
3. Henry "Dad" Brown Grave Site
Marker can be seen in the distance.
Henry "Dad" Brown Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
4. Henry "Dad" Brown Monument
 
 
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