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Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Preston Brooks Dinner

 
 
Preston Brooks Dinner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 10, 2015
1. Preston Brooks Dinner Marker
Inscription.  National attention was focused here on Oct. 3, 1856, when some ten thousand people honored Preston S. Brooks, Congressman from this district, with a public dinner in vindication of his assault on Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on the Senate floor for a speech insulting to this state. The Preston Brooks home was five miles south on Highway 245.
 
Erected 1959 by Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 24-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is October 3, 1856.
 
Location. 34° 10.467′ N, 82° 1.438′ W. Marker is in Ninety Six, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street West and Cambridge Street (South Carolina Highway 248), on the right when traveling south on Main Street West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ninety Six SC 29666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Railway Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Ninety Six (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); M-60 A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninety Six Colored School (approx. half a mile away); 96 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Environmental Change From Forest to Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Patriots Lay Siege to the Star Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ninety Six.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preston Brooks. Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina, known for physically beating senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Charles Sumner. Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Preston Brooks Dinner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 10, 2015
2. Preston Brooks Dinner Marker
Preston Brooks Dinner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 10, 2015
3. Preston Brooks Dinner Marker
Southern Chivalry -- Argument versus Club's image. Click for full size.
New York Public Library
4. Southern Chivalry -- Argument versus Club's
A Northern cartoonist version of Brook's beating Sumner on the Congressional floor.
Preston Brooks, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina ca. 1856. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Libary of Congress
5. Preston Brooks, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina ca. 1856.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,528 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2023, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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