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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cap. Swanson Lunsford

 
 
Cap. Swanson Lunsford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
1. Cap. Swanson Lunsford Marker
Inscription.
Cap. Swanson Lunsford
a native of Va. and for many
years a resident of Columbia,
Died August 7th, 1799.
Aged about forty years.
He was a member of Lee’s Legion
in the eventful period of 76.
This humble tribute to his
memory has been placed
by his only child,
Mrs. M. L. and her husband,
Dr. John Douglass of Chester, S. C.
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This memorial erected by
Mary Craig Lorick Baker
Great, great, granddaughter   April 1953

 
Erected 1953 by Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 33° 59.98′ N, 81° 2.065′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Assembly Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Carolina Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Spanish-American War Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Here Stood The State House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quoin-Stones (about
Cap. Swanson Lunsford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
2. Cap. Swanson Lunsford Marker
Swanson Lunsford served as a captain under “Lighthorse Harry” Lee during the Revolutionary War. He died in 1799 after contracting yellow fever while on a business trip to Charleston, and was buried at this site that was near his home. The land was later bought by the state of South Carolina when the State House was being constructed.
300 feet away); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away); J. Marion Sims (about 300 feet away); Sherman’s Artillery (about 300 feet away); The State House of South Carolina (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the S.C. Capital Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
3. Marker on the S.C. Capital Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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