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Palmetto Regiment

 
 
Palmetto Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
1. Palmetto Regiment Marker
Inscription.
[East Face]
South Carolina
To
her sons
of the
Palmetto Regiment
Who fell
in the
War with Mexico
Anno Domini
1847.

[West face]
Colonel Pierce Mason Butler.
Lieut. Col. James Polk Dickinson.
Capt. Le Roy Secrest.

First Lieut. James R. Clark.
--“----------“— J.B. Moragne.
--“----------“— David Adams.
Second Lieut. J.W. Stewart.
--“----------“— Jas. W. Cantey Jr.
--“----------“— Abram Crossland.
--“----------“— Abner Durham.
--“----------“— W.R. Williams.
--“----------“— E.F. Williams.
--“----------“— Jas. W. Steen.
1st Sergt. B.W. Stewart.
“-----“— R.W. Durham.
“-----“— J.C.C. Enlow
2nd Sergt. W.B. Blocker.
“-----“— Jonah R. Holmes
“-----“— J.M. Seigler.
“-----“— A.R. Montgomery.
“-----“— J.B. Cauthen.
“-----“— James Denson.
3rd Sergt. J.M. Murphy.
“-----“— Horatio M. Ripley.
“-----“— D.B. Morgan.
“-----“—
Palmetto Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
2. Palmetto Regiment Marker
North Face
List of names (A through K) of the Soldiers of the Palmetto Regiment
T.N. Stewart.
“-----“— Henry P. Pratt.
4th Sergt. J.D. Glenn.
“-----“— W.B. Triplett.
Corpl. R.B.Wilder.
---“--- B.F. Mattison.
---“--- Geo. Helton.
---“--- Wm. L. Wilkie.
---“--- Minor Helton.
---“--- Whitfield Brooks.
---“--- M. Black.
---“--- W.R. Feltman.
Corpl. John A. Spears.
---“--- John L. Sheeley.
---“--- Wm. Wilkes.
---“--- J.M. Gettys.
---“--- Sam L. Helton.
---“--- B.W. Brown.
---“--- John Mathing
---“--- John Watts.
Privates – Washington Wylie, Jesse Hill, Wm. J. Bender

[North face]
Lemons Abney ∙ Samuel W. Alexander ∙ Josh. Alexander ∙ Artems. Alexander ∙ Chas. H. Alexander ∙ Reuben Allen ∙ H. Ammons ∙ Wm. Anderson ∙ C.W. Armstrong ∙ Jas. Y. Atkinson ∙ Jas. Y. Atkinson ∙ David Baily ∙ Wm. Baily ∙ George W. Baker ∙ R. Barksdale ∙ B. Barnett ∙ George Beesinger ∙ Wm. T. Bender ∙ James C. Bennet ∙ John Bently ∙ Benj. F. Berry ∙ Malachi Bettis ∙ Thos. P. Black ∙ J. H. Blankenship ∙ Thos. F. Blunt ∙ George Bone ∙ John Bonis ∙ Wm. Botts ∙ Jacob Botts ∙
Palmetto Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
3. Palmetto Regiment Marker
West Face
List of Officers of the Palmetto Regiment
James W. Bounds ∙ Jackson. Boyd ∙ Chas. Bradford. ∙ W.F. Bradly ∙ Thos. Bradshaw ∙ James Break ∙ F.G. Briton ∙ John Brodinax ∙ Isam Brown ∙ Thos. N. Brown ∙ Wm. F. Brown ∙ Wm. Brymer ∙ Alfred Bulluck ∙ A. Bunderlick ∙ James Cain ∙ John Cain ∙ Richard Cain ∙ Wm. Calkin ∙ Thos. Callahan ∙ Heny. W. Calliham ∙ Wm. Cannon ∙ Thos. G. Carr ∙ James F. Carson ∙ Christophr. Carsten ∙ Henry Carsten ∙ Charles E. Carter ∙ Ira Carter ∙ James M. Carter ∙ Joseph Carter ∙ R.C. Carwile ∙ M.G. Caston ∙ John M. Catoe ∙ Thos. Charles ∙ Miles M. Chittey ∙ C.L. Clanton ∙ L.H. Clodfelter ∙ Wm. H. Cobb ∙ Lewis I. Coker ∙ Robert S. Colb ∙ John Colder ∙ David M. Cole ∙ Wylie R. Coleman ∙ Alexander Collis ∙ Hamilton Conily ∙ Henry Cook ∙ Micajah Cooper ∙ David W. Corkle ∙ Robert H. Corley ∙ Josiah Counts ∙ Bernard Cregan ∙ Turner Crooker ∙ John S. Dallas ∙ N.C. Darnett ∙ James C. Davis ∙ Wm. R. Davis ∙ Wm. R. Davis ∙ J.W. Dawning ∙ James Dean ∙ John Dean ∙ Israel P. Delter ∙ Nathan DeLoach ∙ Hezekiah Dent ∙ Isaak Dent ∙ Wm. Devlin ∙
Palmetto Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
4. Palmetto Regiment Marker
South Face
List of names (K through Z) of the Soldiers of the Palmetto Regiment
Wm. B. Devlin ∙ Jackson Dial ∙ Henry S. Dickson ∙ James Dobbins ∙ Samuel H. Drake ∙ Searboroh. R. Drake ∙ Wm. Drinkard ∙ Newton Drummons ∙ John DuBose ∙ Vicent Duff ∙ James Dunlap ∙ John Dunlap ∙ Robert Dunlap ∙ John Dyson ∙ Wm. B. Eaves ∙ Thos. D. Eckels ∙ Wm. C. Ellis ∙ A. Ennis ∙ W. Estridge ∙ David Fender ∙ Henry Fergerson ∙ Wm. Fergerson ∙ Wilbt. R. Ferguson ∙ James E. Fetner ∙ Thos. Fitsimmons ∙ James M. Flynn ∙ Robert Ford ∙ Thos. Ford ∙ Wm. Foshee ∙ Thos. Fraseur ∙ Thos. L. Frazier ∙ B.A. Friday ∙ Chas. E. Gallagher ∙ John T. Gassaway ∙ J.L.R. George ∙ James Gettys ∙ Henry R. Gibbon ∙ Jackson Gill ∙ John Gill ∙ O.H.P. Gilbert ∙ Saml. D. Gillespie ∙ Julius N. Glover ∙ Humbal Golden ∙ James Goodale ∙ Leullen Goode ∙ James H. Graham ∙ Pat. S. Graham ∙ L.D. Griffin ∙ Steffen B. Griffin ∙ Thos. Griffin ∙ Joseph Grooms ∙ Geo. Gusman ∙ John Guthrie ∙ Henry Hadwin ∙ Mathias Hair ∙ John H. Hall ∙ Horton W. Hammer ∙ Hazel Hardick ∙ Martin Hardin ∙ Juis. P. Hardy ∙ Mathias B. Harper ∙ Chas. W. Hargrove ∙ John Harra
Overview from the east image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
5. Overview from the east
∙ Green Harris ∙ J. Harris ∙ John Harrison ∙ Michl. Hartman ∙ P. Rolin Hatfield ∙ Joseph H. Hawell ∙ James C. Havis ∙ Andrw. Henderson ∙ Moses Henderson ∙ Elisha Henson ∙ Wm. R. Helton ∙ Andrew J. Herr ∙ Dennis Hickney ∙ Wm. Hilburn ∙ Edward Hilburn ∙ John D. Hill ∙ Ortges Hilken ∙ Joseph W. Holt ∙ Robt. R. Houston ∙ Wm. Hopkins ∙ John Howard ∙ J.W. Huffman ∙ Benj. Huggins ∙ Wm. H. Hunt ∙ Wm. Hutchinson ∙ John E. Ingram ∙ Noah Isenhour ∙ J.P. Jackson ∙ Benj. W. Jenks ∙ Jacob L. Jennings ∙ Bolivar M. Jones ∙ Henry W. Jones ∙ Thos. F. Jones ∙ Thos. J. Jones ∙ Geo. S. Johnson ∙ John Johnson ∙ Wm. Jno. Johnston ∙ Wm. Joines ∙ Jessee Hill ∙ Timothy Kelly ∙ Thos. Kennedy ∙ Jas. B. Kennerly

[South face]
Geo. R. Kirk ∙ Carter Knight ∙ Bertrand S. Koefoed ∙ Thos. P. Lackey ∙ James S. Lamb ∙ Joseph Lander ∙ James J. Lane ∙ William Lark ∙ Thos. W. Leitch ∙ Isiah Lewis ∙ Wm. A. Lisles ∙ A.D. Logan ∙ Wm. A. Lomac ∙ Alfred Love ∙ Wm. W. Luke ∙ John T. Lupoo ∙ James Lyles ∙ Caleb Mahoffey ∙ James Marlin ∙ Albert G. Marrow
Overview from the west image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
6. Overview from the west
∙ James R. Marshall ∙ Calvin Martin ∙ James Martin ∙ John Martin ∙ Matthew Martin ∙ Benj. B. Massey ∙ Joel Medlin ∙ Wm. Meek ∙ Claus Meyer ∙ Andrew E. Minter ∙ Zimmerman Mixon ∙ C.C. Monday ∙ Robert Moody ∙ Chapman Moore ∙ Amos Mooseley ∙ Marshal Mooseley ∙ Henry Murken ∙ Miles McAdams ∙ Allen McCaskill ∙ Wm. McClelland ∙ John McClure ∙ Robert McCoy ∙ David McCreight ∙ E.M. McDaniel ∙ Geo. McElden ∙ Wm. McFarland ∙ John McFarlane ∙ Sam. McGill ∙ Aaron McGraw ∙ Andrew McGraw ∙ Henry McGraw ∙ Daniel McHenry ∙ Thos. McHenry ∙ Norton McKew ∙ Thos. J. McKenzie ∙ Amon McManus ∙ David McManus ∙ Jesse Nates ∙ John Neely ∙ Wm. Nelson ∙ Jackson Nettles ∙ Thos. H. Nixon ∙ David Noland ∙ Eli Norrell ∙ Jesse M. Norwood ∙ Austin Odom ∙ J. Belton O’Neal ∙ James P. O’Neal ∙ John Paisley ∙ John H. Parker ∙ John Patrick ∙ Augustus Peoples ∙ Charles S. Perry ∙ John H. Perry ∙ James E. Philips ∙ Harry R. Plyler ∙ Owen Posten ∙ John Powell ∙ J.S. Powell ∙ James W. Poyne ∙ J.P. Price ∙ James C. Prince ∙ Sterling Pruett ∙ John
The State House ,Memorial to Palmetto Regiment, War with Mexico-1847 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
7. The State House ,Memorial to Palmetto Regiment, War with Mexico-1847
Proctor ∙ Stephen Purvis ∙ Ed. W. Ramsey ∙ Patrick Rast ∙ Ivy Rasse ∙ Shadrick Ready ∙ Jacob Reid ∙ Wm. F. Reynolds ∙ Hiram Rialls ∙ Abram Richardson ∙ James Riddle ∙ Jacob RIdgedell ∙ James Robeson ∙ Wm. Roberson ∙ Ruben Roberts ∙ Wm. W. Robertson ∙ Sam. Robison ∙ Wm. Robinson ∙ Wiley Robinson ∙ Otway B. Rodgers ∙ Hugh A. Rollins ∙ James Romedy ∙ Wm. A. Rowell ∙ H. Schroder ∙ John Scott ∙ Lawrence Scott ∙ David Scurry ∙ M.B. Secrest ∙ John H.W. Shedd ∙ John S. Sheltey ∙ Thos. Simmons ∙ Thos. P. Simmons ∙ Anson B. Sizen ∙ Denis Sizen ∙ David Smith ∙ John Smith ∙ William Smith ∙ William J. Smith ∙ Lawrel Spann ∙ James Spence ∙ John H. Staneel ∙ L.B. Staneel ∙ Isiah Starkey ∙ John Slattery ∙ Ansel G. Steadman ∙ Levy Steadman ∙ Ephraim Sterling ∙ Thos. Sullivan ∙ Jacob B. Summers ∙ Wm. Summers ∙ G. Sundricker ∙ Paul Sweat ∙ Doyle E. Sweeny ∙ John Tant ∙ Sam. A. Taylor ∙ Hiram Tedwell ∙ D. Terrell ∙ M.M. Thomas ∙ Benj. Tillman ∙ Benj. G. Tillman ∙ Paschall Tillman ∙ Thos. F. Tillman ∙ D.M. Trezevant ∙ John W. Triplett
Close up of details of the art of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
8. Close up of details of the art of the marker
the rope, eagles and filigree on the marker
∙ Robert J. True ∙ Alexanr. Tunison ∙ J.C. Tunison ∙ Heny. Vanlandingham ∙ John Villipegue ∙ Elliot L. Walker ∙ George Wall ∙ Elisha T. Warlick ∙ Lewis R. Warling ∙ George Warner ∙ Wylie Washington ∙ George Waters ∙ Edward Watson ∙ Harrison D. Watson ∙ James Weatherly ∙ Owen Weathersby ∙ Wm. L. Weeks ∙ John Wells ∙ Thomas B. Wells ∙ James White ∙ James M. White ∙ Joseph White ∙ Robert White ∙ Ebzie Whitehead ∙ Ezekiel Whitehead ∙ Wm. Whitehead ∙ Shed Wiggins ∙ Eugene A. Wilder ∙ James J. Wilder ∙ Thos. J. Wilder ∙ Jef. Williamson ∙ E.B. Wilson ∙ Silas Wilson ∙ T.W. Wilson ∙ Wm. Wilson ∙ Lewis Winningham ∙ Charles Wood ∙ Conrad Wright ∙ John W. Wright ∙ Samuel M. Wylie ∙ James S. Yongue ∙ Toliver Youngblood ∙ Charles H. Young ∙ George Yutes

 
Erected by The State of South Carolina.
 
Location. 34° 0.02′ N, 81° 2.023′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Assembly Street near Gervais Street. Click for map. On the grounds of the South Carolina
Close up of the Palmetto Fronds image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2010
9. Close up of the Palmetto Fronds
State House. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Here Stood The State House (a few steps from this marker); Sherman’s Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Quoin-Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional comments.
1. Colonel Pierce Mason Butler, Commander of the Palmetto Regiment
Pierce Mason Butler (April 11, 1798 – August 20, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the 56th Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. He was killed while serving as colonel of the Palmetto Regiment at the Battle of Churubusco, during the Mexican-American War.
Born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, Butler was a son of William Butler (1759-1821) and a brother of Andrew Pickens Butler and William Butler, Jr.,
Colonel Pierce Mason Butler image. Click for full size.
10. Colonel Pierce Mason Butler
all of whom served in the United States Congress. He was educated by Moses Waddel at the Willington Academy in Willington, South Carolina.
Butler was appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1818 and rose to the rank of captain before resigning his commission in 1829. Following his term as Governor of South Carolina, he became agent to the Cherokee at Fort Gibson (present day Muskogee County, Oklahoma), a post he held until 1846.
Following his death in Mexico, Butler's body was returned to South Carolina for burial. He was first entombed at Trinity Episcopal Church, just across from the State House. In December 1853 he was reburied at the family plot, in the graveyard of what is now Butler Methodist Church in Saluda County. Others buried in the plot are his father, Major General William Butler, his mother, Behethland Foote Moore Butler, a sister, five of his six brothers, Colonel Zachariah Smith Brooks, grandfather of Preston Brooks, and two children of his brother William, the only sibling not buried there. He is buried at Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville. Collectively they were four Colonels, one General, one Lt. Colonel, three Majors, and one Judge and US Senator. The General was a member of Congress, too.[1]
    — Submitted December 7, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
 
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