Near Wallace in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pegues Place / Revolutionary Cartel
About 1760, French Huguenot immigrant Claudius Pegues settled in this area. His home, Pegues Place, is located one mile west of here. A founder and early officer of St. David's Episcopal Church in Cheraw, he was elected in 1768 as parish representative to the Commons House of Assembly and in 1785 was named a justice of the county. He died in 1790.
On May 3, 1781, a cartel for the exchange of prisoners of war taken during the American Revolution was signed one mile west of here at the home of Claudius Pegues. Lt. Col. Edward Carrington acted for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene of the Continental Army. Capt. Frederick Cornwallis, acting for his cousin, Lieut. Gen. Earl Cornwallis, signed for the British.
Erected 1973 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-15.)
Location. 34° 48′ N, 79° 53.357′ W. Marker is near Wallace, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Pegues Drive, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallace SC 29596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina/South Carolina (approx. half a mile away in North Carolina); Sherman's March (approx. 0.6 miles away in North Carolina); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Henry William Harrington (approx. 5.3 miles away in North Carolina); Albert M. Shipp (approx. 5.6 miles away); Greene's Encampment / Sherman's March (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Lyde Wilson (approx. 6.4 miles away); John J. McRae (approx. 6.7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallace.
Also see . . . Pegues Place National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary
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