Clement Hoffman Stevens
"A Man of Many Talents and Great Accomplishment"
Brigadier General Clement Hoffman Stevens of South Carolina was a man of many talents and great accomplishment. Born August 14, 1821 in Norwich, Connecticut, Stevens moved to Pendleton, South Carolina, working for the U.S. Navy, and as a cashier at the Planters and Mechanics Bank in Charleston. When South Carolina withdrew from the United States on December 20, 1860 he was a member of a railroad construction firm and quickly offered his service in defense of his adopted state.
Always an innovator, Stevens created an “Iron Battery,” credited by many historians as the prototype for the CSS Virginia and an early version of this invention was used in the bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Another of his inventions was a portable oven, making it possible to bake bread for troops while in the field.
At the First Battle of Manassas,
July 20, 1864, during the Battle of Peachtree Creek, General Clement Hoffman Stevens led his Georgia Brigade against Federal lines and received his mortal wound. Stevens's life would linger five days until he died in Atlanta on July 25, 1864. General Braxton Bragg called his death “a serious loss.” His body was reverently taken back to Pendleton, South Carolina and there buried next to General Bee in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
Erected by the Georgia Civil War Commission & Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Location. 33° 49.07′ N, 84° 23.331′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairhaven Circle NE and Peachtree Road (U.S. 19), on the right when traveling east on Fairhaven Circle NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fairhaven Circle NE, Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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