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Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA

Born October 26, 1830 Died February 21 1866

 
 
Brigadier General <b>Stephen Elliott CSA</b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
1. Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA Marker
Inscription. Known for acts of bravery and outstanding leadership in the defense of Beaufort. This Memorial is erected by the Stephen Elliot Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy opposite the home in which this chapter was organized.
 
Erected 1968 by Stephen Elliott United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.836′ N, 80° 40.176′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and U.S. 21, on the right when traveling east on Bay Street. Touch for map. Marker and Memorial, at River's edge ( Beaufort River). Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); First Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 500 feet away); Verdier House (about 500 feet away); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (about
Elliott Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
2. Elliott Memorial
700 feet away); Beaufort Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaufort County South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, page 62. Gen. Elliott (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Elliott, Brig. Gen. Stephen. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. General Elliot
Stephen Elliott born in 1832, became Brig. General Elliott during the Civil War, serving the Confederacy at Fort Sumter and suffering several battle wounds at Petersburg. General Elliott died of his wounds, a year after the War, in Aiken S.C. while running for the Congress of the United States.

Brigadier General Stephen Elliott was one of Beaufort's most able military figures. Known for acts of bravery and outstanding leadership in the defense of Beaufort. He served as Lieutenant, and later, Captain, of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, which was based in the Beaufort Arsenal. Elliott served with the Palmetto Guards during the attack on Fort Sumter on April,
One time U.D.C. House, mentioned in marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
3. One time U.D.C. House, mentioned in marker
1861 and as a Brig. General was gravely wounded leading SC Troops at the Union mine explosion point during the Battle of the Crater in Petersburg, Va, July 30, 1864.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy of Beaufort, S.C. hold Stephen Elliott in high esteem. S.C. Chapter #1349 is named for him.
    — Submitted February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. Stephen Elliott
On the web, I found an excerpt in "Confederate Military History", Volume 5, page 390, that states Brig. General Stephen Elliott's birth year as 1832 and his death as March 21, 1866.

I am just beginning to research this ancestor of mine, so I am not saying this date is correct because I don't know. I'm just passing along the information.
Thank you.

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database, and for your information. It's difficult to tell sometimes why books and markers identify different birth and death dates for historic figures. The dates for this marker likely originated from General Elliot's grave marker (Saint Helenas Episcopal Churchyard, Beaufort, SC), which identifies the dates as Oct. 26, 1830 and Feb. 21, 1866.
    — Submitted August 16, 2010, by Sharon Elliott
then Maj. Stephen Elliott image. Click for full size.
4. then Maj. Stephen Elliott
Fausch of Winston Salem, North Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. Elliotts Grave, St . Helena's Church, Beaufort, S.C. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2008
5. Gen. Elliotts Grave, St . Helena's Church, Beaufort, S.C.
142 years after the General's Death (Feb 21, 1866)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,864 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Readable picture of General Elliott's grave marker in St. Helena's Church, Beaufort, SC. • Can you help?
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