Union in Union County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jefferson Davis Dined in This House
President of the Confederate
States of America
Dined in this House,
The former home of
William H. Wallace
April 28, 1865
Erected by Patriotic and Civil Organizations of Union, S.C.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1782.
Location. 34° 42.933′ N, 81° 37.133′ W. Marker is in Union, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front of the house. The house is also known as the General William Wallace House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 East Main Street, Union SC 29379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas N. Dawkins House (about 700 feet away); Culp-Beaty Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union County Revolutionary War (approx. John Pratt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Union County after 1877 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reconstruction Era Lynchings in Union County / Union County Jail Raid Massacre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Episcopal Church Of The Nativity (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Community Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
1. The General William Wallace House (418 E. Main Street)
"The two-story General William Wallace House has been remodeled over the years, but still retains its original Palladian doorway. Wallace was speaker of the House of Representatives during several months in 1876 and 1877 when South Carolina had two governors and two groups claiming to be the legislature. The state Supreme Court declared Wade Hampton winner in the 1876 gubernatorial race against the presiding governor Daniel Chamberlain, a former Union carpetbagger. Chamberlain refused to accept the decision and the state operated under a dual government until 1877 when newly elected President Hayes withdrew all federal troops from South Carolina. Without their support, Chamberlain was forced to back down." (Source: South Carolina: A Day at a Time by Caroline W. Todd and Sidney Wait, page 329.)
— Submitted November 11, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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