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Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Sojer Grave”

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, March 24, 2012
1. “Sojer Grave” Marker
Inscription. When the South Carolina Public Service Authority was clearing the lands for the Santee Cooper Lakes, and removing buildings and other things man had erected during his two and a half centuries in upper Berkeley, there were numerous small items of a semi-public nature that had to be disposed of.

Among these was the tombstone at the grave of a soldier who appears to have died at the forty-five mile house and been buried on the west side of and near the Congaree River Road at a spot commonly called “Sojer Grave” by most residents of the Cross Section.

The marker bore the following inscription: “Thomas Picket, Fairfield District, Who died the 14th day of March, 1814, age 19 years, 1 month, and 22 days on his return from Charleston where he had volunteered his services to meet his country’s foes.”

In May of 1940 the Authority and Post No. 126, the American Legion covered the grave with a slab of concrete with the foot stone inserted in the concrete. The head stone with the above inscription was taken to Moncks Corner and has since been in the care of Post No. 126, The American Legion.
 
Erected by Post No. 126, The American Legion.
 
Location. 33° 11.799′ N, 80° 0.908′ W.
“Sojer Grave” Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 24, 2012
2. “Sojer Grave” Marker Overview
Marker is in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moncks Corner SC 29461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dixie Training School / Berkeley Training High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rembert C. Dennis Boulevard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Berkeley Training High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stony Landing Plantation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fairlawn Plantation / Fort Fairlawn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Moncks Corner (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Site of Moncks Corner (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moncks Corner.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
“Sojer Grave” Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 24, 2012
3. “Sojer Grave” Tombstone
As mentioned on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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