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Clement Hoffman Stevens

 
 
Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker -<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
1. Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker -
Front
Inscription.
[Front]:
Confederate Brig. Gen. Clement H. Stevens (1821-1864) is buried nearby in the Bee family plot. Born in Connecticut, Stevens moved to S.C. after his father's death in 1836. In 1861 he invented the first ironclad battery, which was built on Cummings Pt. near Charleston and helped bombard Ft. Sumter. As an aide to his brother-in-law Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee, he was wounded on 21 July 1861 at First Manassas.

[Reverse]:
In 1862 Stevens and Ellison Capers formed the 24th S.C. Infantry with Stevens as col. After commanding the 24th in battles from S.C. to Ga. such as Secessionville, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, he was given a S.C. brigade and promoted to brig. gen. in early 1864. Stevens was mortally wounded on 20 July 1864 at Peachtree Creek near Atlanta, and died 23 July. First buried in Charleston, he was reinterred here.
 
Erected 2000 by Dixie Chapter No. 395, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Marker Number 4-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 39.097′ N, 82° 46.618′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on East Queen Street
Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
2. Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker - Front
. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the Barnard Eliott Bee marker, on the southside of East Queen Street. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Green Clemson (here, next to this marker); Barnard Elliott Bee (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (within shouting distance of this marker); Printer John Miller (approx. mile away); African American School Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pendleton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hunter's Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Health & Heritage Walking Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Mill Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmers Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Civil War in South Carolina: Brigadier-General Clement Hoffman Stevens. Brigadier-General Clement Hoffman Stevens was born in Norwich, Conn., August 14, 1821, the son of Lieut. Clement W. Stevens, United States navy, and Sarah J. Fayssoux, daughter of Dr. Peter Fayssoux, Surgeon-General of the Army in South Carolina during the War of the Revolution. (Submitted on September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. 24th South Carolina Infantry
Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker -<br>Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
3. Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker -
Rear
. Complete infantry roster. (Submitted on September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Barnard Elliott Bee., Jr. Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. (February 8, 1824 – July 22, 1861) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on September 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. First Battle of Bull Run. The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces and still often used in the Southern United States), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War, fought on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. (Submitted on January 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Brigadier General Clement Stevens
Bee's brother-in-law, Clement H. Stevens, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1821, but the family soon moved to Pendleton, the hometown of his mother. At the start of the war, he was a banker in Charleston and married to Bee's sister, giving him some clout in securing a good position in the army. Stevens was the designer of the 'floating battery', the wood-and-iron battery that floated in the water and was used against Fort Sumter.

Wounded
Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
4. Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker - Reverse
at First Manassas while serving as an aide to his brother-in-law, Stevens impressed someone enough to secure a commission as a colonel of the 24th South Carolina Infantry. He fought with that unit at the battle of Secessionville on Morris Island south of Charleston. He was then transferred west, where he fought at Vicksburg and Chickamauga. He was wounded again at Chickamauga. Somewhere along the way, his men started calling him 'Rock.' Stevens returned to duty as a brigadier general on January 20, 1864. His luck finally ran out on July 20, 1864, when he received his last and fatal wound at the battle of Peachtree Creek, at today's downtown Atlanta. He died five days later, three years and three days after his brother-in-law. (Source: Touring the Carolinas' Civil War Sites, Clint Johnson (2003), pages 358.)
    — Submitted January 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Brigadier General Barnard Bee
Although a native of Charleston, Bee really considered himself a Texan. His father had moved the family there to become the secretary of state when Texas was still a republic. Bee graduated from West Point in 1845, far down in class ranking. He fought in Mexico and was fighting Indians when he left the army in March 1861 to join South Carolina's forces. Why he
Clement Hoffman Stevens Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
5. Clement Hoffman Stevens Tombstone
joined a South Carolina unit instead of a Texas one is a bit of a mystery. Bee was made a brigadier general on June 17, 1861, just a month before the war's first big clash at First Manassas.

In that battle, Bee's troops were falling back in disarray under pressure from superior Federal forces. Bee was trying to think of something to stem the title when his eye caught another regiment in the rear that was not moving. Behind the regiment, astride a little sorrel horse, was a general clad in a blue uniform. Bee sang out to his troops, 'There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally around the Virginians!'

There have always been two theories about this famous rallying cry. One theory claims that Bee was trying to impress his troops with how coolly the Virginians were holding their ground as the Federals advanced toward them. The other theory is not at all popular with Virginians. Some historians believe Bee was really cursing Jackson for keeping his troops in the rear when Jackson could plainly see that Bee's regiments were being cut to pieces. One wonders if Bee's next most famous call would have been: 'Jackson, get your butt down here, and help me shoot these Yankees!' History will never know. Within minutes, Bee was cut down. He died the next day, without knowing that he had created the most famous nickname any general bore during the war. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas
Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
6. Clement Hoffman Stevens Marker
Barnard Elliott Bee
Brig Gen
Confederate States Army
Feb 8 1824 Jul 22 1861
J. Jackson, jokingly called 'Tom Fool' to that point, would be remembered as 'Stonewall' Jackson forever. (Source: Touring the Carolinas' Civil War Sites, Clint Johnson (2003), pages 357-358.)
    — Submitted January 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brig. Gen. Clement Hoffman Stevens<br>1821-1864 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
7. Brig. Gen. Clement Hoffman Stevens
1821-1864
Ironclad Battery on Cummings Point image. Click for full size.
By Harper's Weekly, March 2, 1861
8. Ironclad Battery on Cummings Point
Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
9. Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - West Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
10. Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - West Side
Barnard Elliott Bee
Brig. Gen'l
C.S. Army

Died
July 22, 1861
of wounds received
in the Battle of Manassas

July 21, 1861
Aged
37 Y'rs &
5 Mo's.
Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - South Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
11. Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - South Side
Gen'l B.E. Bee
"If thou a noble soldier art
That passest by this grave, mark
That moulders here a gallant heart
For this man was a brave man."
Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - East Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
12. Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens Monument - East Side
Clement H. Stevens
Brig. Gen'l
C.S. Army
Born
August 14, 1821.
Mortally wounded in the
Battle of Atlanta
July 20, 1864.
Died
July 25, 1864.
Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens<br>Monument - North Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 27, 2008
13. Barnard Elliott Bee / Clement H. Stevens
Monument - North Side
Gen'l C.H. Stevens
"If thou art staunch without a stain
Like the unchanging true,mark
This a kinsman o'thine own,
For this man was a true man."
 
 
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