Seneca in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry Craig was the body servant of John Craig and served with him during the War Between the States. John was a member of Company A, First South Carolina Rifles, Orr's Regiment, from 1861 until he was wounded at Gravely Hill, Virginia on August 6th 1864. Henry and John grew up together and were friends. Henry brought John back to Pickens after losing his arm to this wound. After Henry received his freedom, he remained with the Craig family. It is not documented that Henry took up arms against the Union. The First South Carolina Rifles started the War with 1,000 men. At the end of the conflict 157 remained. To be one of 157 men to survive, you will have to decide for yourself if Henry was a participant in the conflict or not.
Erected by Col. Joseph Norton Camp 45, Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 34° 47.5′ N, 82° 53.25′ W. Marker is in Seneca, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem SC 29676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Pickens Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Pickens (about 300 feet away); Old Pickens Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Six Mile Veterans Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway (approx. 4 miles away); Cherokee Path (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Prince George (approx. 4˝ miles away); Newry Soup Kitchen (approx. 4.7 miles away); Newry World War II Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Church Bell (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca.
Also see . . . Orr's First South Carolina Rifles. Also known as Orr's Rifles and Orr's Legion. (Submitted on May 8, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.