Huguenin (off site)

On this page there is the Journal of W.F. Colcock.  

Second there is the Journal of Abram Huguenin, quoted elsewhere.

Third there is the Journal of Major. Thomas Abram Huguenin who was born at Roseland.

There is a Battle of Honey Hill website (off site)

The following is an excerpt from "Memoirs of a Southerner":

COLLEGE LIFE was very pleasant but very uneventful. My first vacation, before going home, was spent with Col. Julius Huguenin, a kinsman in South Carolina. His mode of life was peculiar. Up early every morning, after a cup of coffee, he would take saddle-horse and ride over his home place; then getting into his carriage, to which were harnessed two elegant black stallions that tried so hard to chew each other up that an iron rod was fastened between their bits and their heads well checked -was driven to his second plantation, where saddle-horses would be in readiness, and with his overseer he would ride and direct the affairs of that place; then likewise to his third plantation, getting home about noon, when his breakfast would be served. About two o'clock - it was in December - all hands would prepare for a fox hunt, horns blowing the signal would be heard from the stable yards, the baying of hounds would testify to their readiness; saddle-horses, held by negro chaps in gay caps, would be waiting on the lawn, but not long waiting, for we would all soon be in the saddle and cantering to the forests. I never had anything to suit my taste as did these fox chases. We would take no guns, relying on the dogs and our swift horses, going pell-mell through fields, over fences and ditches, and once in a while bring home the tail of a fox stuck in some one's hat. Getting home about dark, a bounteous dinner would be served.

Cousin Julius took me into his cellar one afternoon, and all kinds of good things were there in evidence. He had a man who employed his time hunting, and hence venison, wild turkey and ducks, and birds were in abundance; the fisherman had also been industrious, and his catch was in evidence, clams and oysters were piled in the corners; portions of a fat ox and a small lamb showed that the dinner table would not be in want. This dinner was a long meal, and when it was over every evening, Cousin Julius, mellowed up with many glasses of good old brandy, would be lifted from his seat by two or three body servants, taken to his room, bathed and put to bed, like a veritable old Turk. Cousin Julius never drank wine, although his table was abundantly supplied with all kinds and enjoyed by the younger folks.

While Cousin Julius lived as I have mentioned, his wife had her three customary meals. Separate cook and kitchens were provided. Sundays the entire family took meals together, either at the husband's or wife's table. On this visit I met my cousin Tom Huguenin, who afterwards became the gallant defender of Fort Sumter.

I have attached a portion of a diary of a Union Doctor who visited Roseland Plantation shortly before it was burned. I have also attached what he reported about the Battle of Honey Hill. This is not on the Honey Hill website.

I have tried to make a determination of all the Huguenin plantations and so far have been unable. I know there were between 9 and 14. "Roseland" and "Point Comfort" are where the present house is located. I know there was a "Woodland" at Gillisonville. "Ocean" was given to William F. Colcock and Emmeline Huguenin when they were married. There was a "Gopher Hill" which I assume was near Ridgeland and then "Fairview" and "Retreat" which you mentioned as now "Springhill".


Actually, the Union gentleman who burned Roseland was Sgt. Leonard Huguenin of the 144th New York Infantry. Earlier he had roused himself out of sickbed to carry the colors for his Regiment at the Battle of Honey Hill. Leonard's picture is on the website. Leonard's brother Edgar Daniel wrote us after the war:

I have a paper in my possession taken from your grandfather's house by my brother during the war, he was an officer in the 144th N.Y. Volunteers, when stationed at Folly Island they made a raid up the Pocotaligo River of course they destroyed all that came in their way, and while in your Grandfather's house learned by the papers he found there that it belonged to a person whose name was the same as his own, and whose family was the same as that of which he was a branch; I hope you will do him justice in believing that he did all in his power to prevent the destruction of the property. The papers are valuable only as curiosities, one in particular dated 1819 is a bill of sale of a Negro wench named Jenny. The bill is made by Abraham Huguenin to Henry Richardson, and witnessed by Thomas Cochran of Charleston, The other is a letter from one of the sons who I should judge was in the Confederate army, to some one at home.

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