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St. Helena's Church
 
St. Helena's Church Marker </b>(front) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. St. Helena's Church Marker (front)
 
Inscription.
(Marker Front):
This Episcopal Parish was established by Act of the Assembly June 7, 1712. The first known rector, William Guy, conducted early worship services in homes of settlers. The parish suffered greatly during the 1715 Yemassee Indian attack; constructed the present building in 1724 (enlarged 1817 & 1842); and was given communion silver in 1734 by John Bull, a captain in the militia. According to local tradition, the

(Marker reverse):
church was used by British to stable horses during the Revolution and as a hospital in the Civil War. In 1823 Dr. Joseph R. Walker became rector, serving 55 years, during which time at least 25 parishioners entered the ministry. Among those buried in the churchyard are 2 British officers, 3 American generals, and 17 ministers of the gospel. The 1962 parish house serves the community for various functions.
 
Erected 1992 by Beaufort County Historical Society and Preservation Trust for Historic St Helena's Episcopal Church. (Marker Number 7-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 32° 26.042′ N, 80° 40.507′ W. Marker is in Beaufort
 
St. Helena's Church Marker </b>(reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. St. Helena's Church Marker (reverse)
 
, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Church Street south of King Street when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Church Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Helena's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (about 500 feet away); The Baptist Church of Beaufort (about 700 feet away); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (about 700 feet away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Smalls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaufort Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Regarding St. Helena's Church. The church is part of the Beaufort Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. Parish Church of St. Helena, YouTube. Nestled in the heart of historic Beaufort, SC, the Parish Church of St. Helena is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. St. Helenas 1712. The Commons House of Assembly, under the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, established St. Helena’s in 1712 as a colonial parish of the Church of England. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
St. Helena's Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. St. Helena's Church
 

3. St. Helena’s Episcopal Church. Nestled within the confines of a low brick wall surrounding this historic church and cemetery, St. Helena’s Episcopal Church has witnessed some of Beaufort’s most compelling tales. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Yamasee War. The Yamasee War (also spelled Yemassee War) (1715–1717) was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Beaufort Historic District. Beaufort is significant for its role as a major center of South Carolina’s antebellum plantation culture, its contribution to the history of the Civil War, and for its role it played in African-American history both during and after the war. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
St. Helena's Church Westside Door Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 19, 2009
4. St. Helena's Church Westside Door
 
 
St. Helena's Church, at right of westside doorway Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 19, 2009
5. St. Helena's Church, at right of westside doorway
Founded by Act of
Assembly under Colonial
Government. A.D. 1712.
 
 
2 British Soldiers as mentioned in the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
6. 2 British Soldiers as mentioned in the Marker
Here lie the bodies of Lieut.
William Calderwood
and
Ensign John Finley
of Col. Prevost's British
troops killed in battle near
Gray's Hill Feb. 3. 1779
Buried here Feb. 5 1779.
Rest in peace
 
 
St. Helena's Church, February 2008 Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
7. St. Helena's Church, February 2008
 
 
St. Helena's Church - Side from Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
8. St. Helena's Church - Side from Cemetery
 
 
General Stephen Elliott 's C.S.A. Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
9. General Stephen Elliott 's C.S.A. Grave
 
 
Stephen Elliott, Jr.<br>Oct. 26, 1830 - Feb. 21, 1866 image, Click for more information
10. Stephen Elliott, Jr.
Oct. 26, 1830 - Feb. 21, 1866
Stephen Elliott, Jr. was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He was a planter, state legislator in South Carolina and militia officer before the Civil War and a fisherman after the war.
Click for more information.
 
 
Capt Paul Hamilton Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
11. Capt Paul Hamilton
Asst. Adj. Genl. of this Command. The noble and brave youth who was slain and gave his life, A sacrifice to his Country, was the Most promising Young Officer, That it has ever been my fortune to meet. He was but 20 years of age, Had been in 80 Battles. He was brave to a fault, always Foremost in danger, in the path Of duty. His gallantry was only equaled ,by his modesty And strict performance of every Trust confided in him. Signed Stephen D. Lee Brig. Genl. Commg.
"Go Soldier to your glorious rest, Your truth and valoring rearing; The bravest are the tenderest, The loving are the Daring "
"So sleep the brave who sink to rest, with all their country's best "
 
 
Marble Tombstones Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
12. Marble Tombstones
During the Civil War, when Union forces occupied Beaufort, the church was stripped of its furnishings, marble tombstones were brought in for use as operating tables, and the balconies were decked over to make a second floor.
 
 
Robt.Randolph Sams D.D.S. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
13. Robt.Randolph Sams D.D.S.
...1827 ...1910... Served Throughout War for Southern Independence with The Beaufort Vol. Artillery C.S.A.
 
 
S.H. Rodgers Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
14. S.H. Rodgers
Bee Rifles C.S.A.
 
 
St. Helena's Church Lt. Gen. Richard Heron Anderson Confederate States Army image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, November 19, 2009
15. St. Helena's Church Lt. Gen. Richard Heron Anderson Confederate States Army
The Parish Church of St. Helena Lieutenant General Richard Heron “Fightin’ Dick” Anderson (1821-1879). An 1842 West Point graduate, Anderson served in the Mexican War, resigning his commission to join the Confederate Army in 1861. Starting as the Colonel of the 1st South Carolina, he assumed command of Charleston as a Brigadier General when General Beauregard went to Virginia. Subsequently, he became a Brigade Commander in Longstreet’s Division on the Peninsula and after being promoted to Major General, commanded Divisions at Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Anderson assumed command of ll Corps. at Spotsylvania when General Longstreet was severely wounded following the Battle of the Wilderness. Promoted to Lieutenant General at Cold Harbor, he fought to the end at Sayler’s Creek, finally surrendering with General Lee at Appomattox Court House.
Click for more information.
 
 
Lt. Gen. Richard Heron Anderson Confederate States Army Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
16. Lt. Gen. Richard Heron Anderson Confederate States Army
 
 
Richard Heron Anderson<br>October 7, 1821 - June 26, 1878 image, Click for more information
circa 1862
17. Richard Heron Anderson
October 7, 1821 - June 26, 1878
Richard Heron Anderson was a career U.S. Army officer, fighting with distinction in the Mexican-American War. He also served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, fighting in the Eastern Theater of the conflict and most notably during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Click for more information.
 
 
William Henry Cory close-up Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
18. William Henry Cory close-up
 
 
William Henry Cory Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
19. William Henry Cory
William Henry Cory Born in Clapham, England May 2,1831 Survivor of the famous charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclaya, Oct. 25, 1854. Served in Confederate Army 1862-1865 Died Jan. 29, 1893
 
 
Etched Tablet in the South Wall Of the Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
20. Etched Tablet in the South Wall Of the Church
In Memory of our Honored Dead of St.Helena Parrish Who wore the Gray and fell in the service of THE CONFEDERATE STATES 1861-1865 Lt.Col. B.J. Johnson, Killed Bull Run. July 21,1861. • Walter Curry. Died in Virginia. • Lt. Wm. F. Barnwell. Died Coles Island. Nov. 20,1861. • Stephen B. Barnwell. Killed Martinsburg. Oct. 21,1862. • Thos. G. Barnwell. Died Greenville. 1862. • Geo. W. Fripp. Killed Okatee. Aug 1862. • J.Thos. Edings Fripp. Killed Combahee. Aug. 1862. • Jos. Edings Fripp. Died Port Royal Ferry. 1862. • Jos. F. Johnson. Died 1862. • John H. Webb. Died McPhersonville. 1862. • Thos. B. Fripp. Killed Pocotaligo. Oct. 22, 1862 • Capt. Paul Hamilton. Killed Vicksburg. Dec. 29,1862. • Capt. Geo. B. Cuthbert. Killed Chancellorsville. May 1863. • Lt. Pinckney Seabrook. Killed Chancellorsville. May 1863. • Lt. Allen Stuart. Died Aiken. Dec 1863. • Capt. Ralph E. Elliot. Killed Cold Harbor. June 26,1864. • Henry Verdier. Killed Virginia. 1864. • Lt. Stuart Barnwell. Died Richmond. July 23,1864. • Frederick P. Leverett,Surgeon. Died July 23, 1864 • Lt. James A. Hamilton. Died Charleston. July 23, 1864. • Lt. Henry Stuart. Killed Averysboro, March 16, 1865. • Lt.Col. Robt. de Treville. Killed Averysboro.March 16,1865.• Lt.Col. Geo. Mosse Stoney. Killed Bentonville.March 19,1865. • Marion Chaplin. Died 1865. • Bower Chaplin. Died 1865. • J. Edings Sams.Died Smithfield. March 22,1865 • Eugene T. Chaplin. Died in Prison. 1865 • Capt. Horance H. Sams. Died Goldsboro May 6,1865. • Rich'd Reynolds. Died McPhersonville. • P.P. Murray. Died. • John Renyolds.M.D. Died Hardeville. • John Jenkins. Died • "The triumphs of might are transient.they pass and are forgotten.the suffering of right are graven deepest on the cronicles of nations. "
 
 
Moss Topped Crypt Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
21. Moss Topped Crypt
 
 
Mausoleum for F.W. Scheper Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
22. Mausoleum for F.W. Scheper
 
 
Scheper Mausoleum Interior Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
23. Scheper Mausoleum Interior
 
 
St. Helena's Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
24. St. Helena's Church
West face
A Memorial to Major John La BoulardeRie de Treville
Born: 1742 Louis Bourg, N.S. Died: 1791 Beaufort, S.C.
Married 1778 Sarah Wilkinson Beaufort, S.C.
He was truely a good friend St. Helena's Church records
North face
Lieut. Of Grenadiers Under the Marquis de Granby Seven Years War
South face
Major 4 Reg. S.C. Artillery Continental Line
— Society of the Cincinnati
Wounded at the Battle of Savannah
 
 
St. Helena's Church:... In Memory of Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
25. St. Helena's Church:... In Memory of
Benjamin
Wlikins

Lieut
SC Militia
Rev War
1774
Feb 4 1779
Killed at
Battle of
Gray's Hill
 
 
St. Helena's Church ...In Memory of Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
26. St. Helena's Church ...In Memory of
the Rev Mathew Tate, A.M.
first American Rector of
this Congregation, and
Provost of the Academy:
who was born again or con
verted, in his fifteenth year:
and departed this life
A.D. 1796, Aged 46 years.
Mark the perfect Man, and behold
the upright, for the end of that
Man is peace. Psalms. 37.37
 
 
St. Helena's Church ... Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
27. St. Helena's Church ...
Francis W Brooker
2nd Cpl
British Army
World War I
Aug 1889
Jan 1964
 
 
St. Helena's Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
28. St. Helena's Church
Anne Mapel Willis
British Navy
World War I
Aug 27 1897
Aug 26 1971
 
 
St. Helena's Church Tricentennial Banner Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 2012
29. St. Helena's Church Tricentennial Banner
 
 
St. Helena's Church Front view with wooden steeple Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1900
30. St. Helena's Church Front view with wooden steeple
Historic American Engineering Record ,HABS SC,7-BEAUF,1-15
 
 
St. Helena's Church West ( front )view Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, Charles Bayless, March 1979
31. St. Helena's Church West ( front )view
Enlarged 1817; enlarged and rebuilt 1841; steeple replaced 1942
Historic American Engineering Record ,HABS SC,7-BEAUF,1-1
 
 
St. Helena's Church Nave Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, Charles Bayless, March 1979
32. St. Helena's Church Nave
Historic American Engineering Record ,HABS SC,7-BEAUF,1-8
 
 
St. Helena's Church Apse Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, Charles Bayless, March 1979
33. St. Helena's Church Apse
Historic American Engineering Record ,HABS SC,7-BEAUF,1-10
 
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