Henry "Dad" Brown

Henry "Dad" Brown (HMPI4)

Location: Darlington, SC 29532 Darlington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 17.364', W 79° 52.965'

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Henry "Dad" Brown (1830-1907), a black veteran of the Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars, is buried 75' N with his wife Laura. Variously said to have been born free or born as a slave who purchased his and Laura's freedom, he was born near Camden. Brown, a brickmason, joined the Confederate army in May 1861 as a drummer in the "Darlington Grays," Co. F, 8th S.C. Infantry.

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Brown enlisted as a drummer in Co. H, 21st S.C. Infantry in July 1861 and served for the rest of the war. He "captured" a pair of Union drumsticks in battle. He was also a member of the "Darlington Guards" 1878-1907. Described as "a man of rare true worth" at his death in 1907, Brown was honored shortly afterwards by Darlington citizens who erected the monument nearby.
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HM NumberHMPI4
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Marker Number16-43
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe City of Darlington Historical Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602826 N 3794809
Decimal Degrees34.28940000, -79.88275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 17.364', W 79° 52.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 17' 21.84" N, 79° 52' 57.90" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-204 Brockington Rd, Darlington SC 29532, US
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