Gen. John A. Wagener

Gen. John A. Wagener (HMDTH)

Location: Walhalla, SC 29691 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 45.87', W 83° 4.137'

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Founder of Walhalla. Born in Sievern, Kingdom of Hannover. Germany July 21, 1816. He emigrated to Charleston, SC where her became a leader in the German emigrant community. Elected Mayor of Charleston. Organized the German Colonization Society with the purpose of finding a suitable place for German emigrants to settle in upstate South Carolina. During the War Between the States, he served as

a Colonel in the German Artillery, South Carolina Militia, Confederate States Army, and was later promoted to Brigadier General. Died August 29, 1876 in Walhalla, and was buried in Saint John's Lutheran Church cemetery at his request. His remains were later removed to Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, SC, where a monument was erected to him by the veterans of the German Artillery.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByOconee Arts and Historical Commission, and Greater Walhalla German - American Club
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 310651 N 3848877
Decimal Degrees34.76450000, -83.06895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.87', W 83° 4.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 52.20" N, 83° 4' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70 Short St, Walhalla SC 29691, US
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