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Revolutionary War Mexican War

Civil War

Revolutionary War:
Patriots: Here you will find a muster roll of John Lewis Peyer im Hoff's Patriot revolutionary war troup of Continental Line.  Captain im Hoff was from Orangeburgh and a lot of these names occur in the Beaufort County area.  im Hoff is a German name.  "Hof" means "courtyard" or "farm." "im" means "in the" (Vielen dank Frau Strauss, Robert Strauss' Deutsch wife for correcting me on this one!)

Mr. Leonardo Andrea made a list of authenticated men who served with Gen. Francis Marion.  I have excerpted some of those who have surnames similar to those who lived in Beaufort County (My version of this list is copyrighted, and I cannot put the entire list up.).

Loyalists: There were Loyalists in the area too, and yes, I appear to have some in my family!  In fact, I think I found my heaven knows how many times great grandfather in one such list.  He also had Patriot records.  I doubt you can find anyone that did not.  Here is a muster roll of Levi Youman's band of Loyalists.  These are most definitely from what are now Allendale and Beaufort Counties!  I imagine these two stood off each other more than once.  Levi Youmans was so hated that he fled to one of the British possessions in the Caribbean according to oral tradition in my family!

Before you get on your high horse <grin>, I have a Patriot Gill in my direct line, and he most definitely appears to have had Gill Loyalist uncles.  Recall that the Patriots were the "rebels" in the revolutionary war.  It took the awful depredations of the red coat and Tory bands to really infuriate most of the countryside and get people off the fence.

The Battle of Port Royal Island (from Battleground, South Carolina in the Revolution)

Details of the Revolutionary War: I have an outline with battle detail and where to obtain records on the Revolutionary War  that is linked to the state page. Use your back arrow to return to the this page.

I have a copy of  the "Memoirs of Tarleton Brown" that I will get up as fast as I can.

Mexican War

Eulogy for Lt. Wilson Roberts Williams

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Civil war:

The House That Got Away (they stole the veritable houses?)

CSA Cemetery Markers

The Union Occupation of Port Royal Sound

Beaufort District Property Losses

The Civil War in South Carolina web page.

There is a more extensive section on the Civil War page on the Union occupation of Port Royal Sound.

If you have information and family information on the Civil War, please submit it for inclusion.  If you would like to write, or rewrite a page or section here, please contact me.  All comments are welcome.

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