St Matthews in Calhoun County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. Col. Olin M. Dantzler, C.S.A.
Appointed Brigadier General
1 June 1864
Defender of Charleston, SC
and Petersburg, VA
His recorded notes to
General P.G.T. Beauregard
led to the location of the
submarine H.L. Hunley in 1995
Killed in action
Bermuda Hundred, VA
2 June 1864
Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 73.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 33° 37.194′ N, 80° 45.836′ W. Marker is in St Matthews, South Carolina, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Old State Road (U.S. 176) north of Shrike Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the cemetery entrance on the east side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Matthews SC 29135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the John Adam Treutlen (approx. 1.7 miles away); Calhoun County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Patriots of Calhoun County (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Land Granted in Calhoun County Area (approx. 3˝ miles away); Honoring a Pioneer Woman (approx. 3˝ miles away); Miller Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St Matthews.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lt. Colonel Olin Miller Dantzler
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1. Olin M. Dantzler, Class of 1846. Olin Miller Dantzler was a wealthy planter serving in the S.C. legislature at the outbreak of the war. Though he strongly opposed the war and had proposed several compromise measures in the legislature, he enlisted on April 11, 1861 as a private. Dantzler was promoted to Colonel of the 22nd SC Infantry in April, 1864 shortly before he was killed on June 2, 1864 while leading his men in an effort to take Fort Dutton during the Bermuda Hundred campaign. A promotion to brigadier general did not reach him before his death. He is buried in South Carolina at Tabernacle Cemetery in Saint Matthews, Calhoun County. (Submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The H.L. Hunley, The Civil War’s Most Dangerous Submarine(Submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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