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Hendersonville in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hendersonville / Arab The Horse

 
 
Hendersonville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 6, 2008
1. Hendersonville
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Hendersonville

Settled in 1791 and known as Godfrey Savannah, this area later was the summer home for a colony of Combahee River rice planters. The settlement, known as Hendersonville by 1862, was named for Dr. Edward Rogers Henderson, a local landowner and signer of the 1860 Ordinance of Secession from Colleton County.

Arab The Horse

The book Autobiography of Arab was written by his master Corporal Edward Priolean Henderson, and included their experiences in the Civil War. Henderson of the 2nd SC Calvary, rode Arab extensively with Gen. James "Jeb" Stuart in MD, PA and VA and around Union Gen. George McClellen's army. Arab is buried west of here on the plantation where he was foaled and raised, which once belonged to Dr. Edward Rogers Henderson.
 
Erected 1993 by Salem United Methodist Church and Colleton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
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32° 47.623′ N, 80° 43.501′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Hendersonville Highway (U.S. 17A), on the right when traveling north. Next to the Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7163 Hendersonville Highway, Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Hill (approx. 3.8 miles away); 150 Years Of Faith at St. James Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Salkehatchie Presbyterian Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Colleton County Courthouse (approx. 8.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); Walterboro (approx. 8.3 miles away); Walterboro Jail (approx. 8.3 miles away); Colleton County Veterans War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hampton's Legion. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Autobiography of Arab
by Henderson, E. Prioleau

A reprint of a unique story about Arab, a cavalry horse of the Civil War. A rare title in that the horse wrote the book! Henderson, Arab's master for many years, slips easily from horse to human voice in recounting their phenomenal
Hendersonville Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Hendersonville Side of Marker
experiences together.

As a member of the old and much respected Beaufort District Troop, Henderson entered Confederate service with the newly formed Hampton Legion. From mustering in to the final gun, Henderson served with Legion, which was attached to the 2d South Carolina Cavalry, as one of the "Iron Scouts" of Stuart and Hampton. Chief among the participants in Henderson's narrative is his close friend Sgt. William Mickler, who was one of the most daring of all Confederate scouts. His adventures, courage, and devotion to the success of the Confederate effort, both in Virginia and South Carolina, rival any account to come out of the war.
    — Submitted April 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
Arab The Horse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Arab The Horse Side of Marker
Hendersonville Marker, looking north along US 17A image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Hendersonville Marker, looking north along US 17A
Hendersonville / Arab The Horse Marker, looking soutward along US 17A image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. Hendersonville / Arab The Horse Marker, looking soutward along US 17A
United Methodist Church, Hendersonville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. United Methodist Church, Hendersonville
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,420 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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