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Seneca in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry Craig

 
 
Henry Craig Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 7, 2012
1. Henry Craig Marker
Inscription.
Henry Craig was the body servant of John Craig and served with him during the War Between the States. John was a member of Company A, First South Carolina Rifles, Orr's Regiment, from 1861 until he was wounded at Gravely Hill, Virginia on August 6th 1864. Henry and John grew up together and were friends. Henry brought John back to Pickens after losing his arm to this wound. After Henry received his freedom, he remained with the Craig family. It is not documented that Henry took up arms against the Union. The First South Carolina Rifles started the War with 1,000 men. At the end of the conflict 157 remained. To be one of 157 men to survive, you will have to decide for yourself if Henry was a participant in the conflict or not.
 
Erected by Col. Joseph Norton Camp 45, Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
 
Location. 34° 47.5′ N, 82° 53.25′ W. Marker is in Seneca, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker can be reached from East Pickens Highway (State Highway 183). Click for map. Marker is located near the center of the Craig Family Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Salem SC 29676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Pickens Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Henry Craig Tombstone & Marker<br>Tombstone Reads image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 7, 2012
2. Henry Craig Tombstone & Marker
Tombstone Reads
Henry Craig
Last Slave of
Craig Family
Died July 1927
direct line); Andrew Pickens (about 300 feet away); Old Pickens Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Six Mile Veterans Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Prince George (approx. 4.5 miles away); Newry Soup Kitchen (approx. 4.7 miles away); Newry World War II Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Church Bell (approx. 4.7 miles away); Keowee Town (approx. 5.3 miles away); Keowee / John Ewing Colhoun (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca.
 
Also see . . .
1. Orr's First South Carolina Rifles. Also known as Orr's Rifles and Orr's Legion. (Submitted on May 8, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles (Orr's Rifles) Descendants Association. 1st Regiment Rifles, known as Orr's Rifles, was organized at Sandy Springs, South Carolina in July, 1861. (Submitted on May 8, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
John & Susan Craig Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 7, 2012
3. John & Susan Craig Tombstone
Orr's Regiment - Company A
In Memory of Our<br>Faithful Colored<br>Friends image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 7, 2012
4. In Memory of Our
Faithful Colored
Friends
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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