Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry "Dad" Brown
Henry "Dad" Brown (1830-1907), a black veteran of the Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars, is buried 75' N with his wife Laura. Variously said to have been born free or born as a slave who purchased his and Laura's freedom, he was born near Camden. Brown, a brickmason, joined the Confederate army in May 1861 as a drummer in the "Darlington Grays," Co. F, 8th S.C. Infantry.
Brown enlisted as a drummer in Co. H, 21st S.C. Infantry in July 1861 and served for the rest of the war. He "captured" a pair of Union drumsticks in battle. He was also a member of the "Darlington Guards" 1878-1907. Described as "a man of rare true worth" at his death in 1907, Brown was honored shortly afterwards by Darlington citizens who erected the monument nearby.
Erected 2000 by the City of Darlington Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 16-43.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1861.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds (approx. 0.8 miles away); Julius A. Dargan House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Darlington Memorial Center (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lawrence Reese (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of First Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Reese's Row" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Macedonia Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,804 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.