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A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier

Edmondston-Alston House

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
1. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker
Inscription.
Sacred
To the Memory of
Lieut. John Julius Pringle Alston
1st Lieutenant
South Carolina Artillery
Born in Charleston
December 4, 1836
Died in Greenville
September 20, 1863 of Typhoid
Contracted in the defense of his State
At Fort Sumter and Battery Wagner

Whilst his father was raising him in his bed, he said calmly “I am dying.” His father asked him if he wished his mother to pray for him at his bedside. He answered “Yes.” After joining with us in our prayers for him, he invoked Godís blessing on us, & in a few hours breathed no more. Our state has lost an efficient soldier & a mother a beloved son. And my dear sister, I have another, exposed to all the hardships & dangers of this destructive war. My God Almighty protect him & enable him to return to his home, in health & safety. — Emma Pringle Alston, his mother, Winter 1863
 
Location. 32° 46.304′ N, 79° 55.683′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Battery Street south of Atlantic Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 East Battery St, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
2. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Mechanic (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18 Church Street (about 500 feet away); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (about 500 feet away); Young-Johnson House (about 500 feet away); 42 Church Street (about 500 feet away); The Seizure of the Planter (about 500 feet away); Joseph Verree House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
3. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker
A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
4. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker
A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
5. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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