Salem in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Salem Confederate Monument
With greatest respect and honor for the Confederate Soldiers from this area, we salute you, with the dedication of this monument. Special recognition goes to Sgt. John W. Cannon, an officer of the Confederacy and highly respected citizen of the Salem area. He was also the last sole survivor of Co. C, 1st SC Regiment of Orr's Rifles.
All these soldiers fought bravely and honorably for the Southern cause. God bless them and may we never forget them.
Erected 2004 by Oconee Southern Heritage Group.
Location. 34° 53.3′ N, 82° 58.4′ W. Marker is in Salem, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem SC 29676, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cherokee Path (approx. 1½ miles away); Tamassee DAR School (approx. 2½ miles away); Keowee Town (approx. 3½ miles away); Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Tamassee Town (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jocassee Town (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Prince George (approx. 5.6 miles away); Oconee Station / Oconee County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Oconee Town (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Oconee Waterwheel (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Also see . . .
1. Orr's First South Carolina Rifles. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Orr's South Carolina Rifles by J.W. Mattison, of Company G. Orr's Regiment of Rifles went into camp of instruction at Sandy Springs camp ground, ten miles above Anderson C. H., July 19th, 1861, with the following field officers: James L. Orr, colonel; J. Foster Marshall, lieutenant-colonel; Daniel Ledbetter, major; Ben. Sloan, adjutant; T. B. Lee, sergeant-major; Company A, J.W. Livingston, captain; Company B, James M. Perrin, captain; Company C, J.J. Norton, captain; Company D, F. E. Harrison, captain; Company E, Miles M. Norton, captain; Company F, Robert A Hawthorn, captain; Company G, G. McD. Miller, captain; Company H, George M. Fairlee, captain; Company K, G.W. Cox, captain; Company L, J.B. Moore, captain. (Submitted on December 12, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
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