Charleston County, South Carolina
Cemeteries

CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
"Old Village", across from Carr Street
Mount Pleasant, SC

Survey Aug. 1997 to Oct. 1998 by Barry Floore. Submitted 1999.

DIRECTIONS: Cross the Cooper River Bridges (HWY 17) and turn onto Coleman Boulevard (HWY 703), head down that road until you reach Shem Creek. After crossing the bridge, take a right at the split in the road..Whilden / Royall. Continue straight down that road until you reach King Street. Take a right onto King until you come to Carr Street (on the corner should be a pink building called the Darby Building). Take a left onto Carr and the cemetery will be on your left. If you get lost, ask anyone for directions to the Darby Building in the Old Village, that should get you there.

There are 15 gravestones, 2 monuments, and a historical marker in this cemetery. However, in 1884, when the foundations were being laid for the Darby Building (at the time, it was to be the county courthouse for Berkley County), hundreds of unmarked skeletons were found. These unmarked graves were probably patients at the time of the Civil War, when the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church was the town's hospital.

It was the custom at the time to bury soldiers in large unmarked graves, mainly because it was impossible to identify many of them. The "home made" cement gravestone commemorates these soldiers. All of the graves are in good condition, with the stone of William M. Farabee damaged to the point of having lost information. There is a map that accompanies this information in its published and HTML forms.

1.

Sacred 
to the memory of 
WILLIAM M. 
Son of 
S.F. & JOANNA FARABEE 
who was born 
Sept. 1st 18-- 
----- 
2. 

In memory of 
Susan A. 
Daughter of 
Dr. B.M. and M.D. 
Brailsford 
Born Feb. 26 1866 
Died April 17 1889 
Asleep in Jesus 
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3. 

Footstone: 
A.R. 
1814

Headstone: 
In 
Memory of 
Abraham Roach 
a resident of Columbia S.C. 
Who died Novr 9th 
1814 
Aged 49 years 
You must die 
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4. 

Footstone: 
M.E.S. 
1895.

Headstone: 
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE 
MIDDLETON ELLIOT SMITH 
4th son of 
S. PORCHER & HENRIETTA A. SMITH 
Born December 25, 1881 
Died February 12, 1895 
A place is vacant in our home 
which never can be filled. 
----- 
5.

Coping: 
J. J. Williams

Headstone: 
Joseph J. Williams 
Dec. 3, 1829. 
March 11, 1889. 
Sarah J. Williams 
June 25, 1838. 
Feb. 24, 1908. 
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6. 

Life's labor is over 
JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS 
Born in Pitt. Co. No. Ca. 
December 3rd 1829 
Died in Mt.Pleasant, S.C. 
March 11th 1889 
Peace to his Ashes. 
----- 
7. 

IN MEMORIAM 
HENRY LAURENS 
PINCKNEY McCORMICK 
1831 
FAITHFUL, FEARLESS, 
JUST AND GENEROUS 
-AT REST - 
McCORMICK 
----- 
8. 

IN MEMORIAM 
EMILIE MARION 
WIFE OF 
H.L.P. McCORMICK 
1841-1900 
FAITHFUL, JUST AND 
GENEROUS 
-AT REST- 
McCORMICK 
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9. CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

Side 1: 

By the united efforts 
and enduring sacrifices 
of the 
Noble women of Mount Pleasant 
and Charleston. 
The zealous and tender 
custodians of the slumbering 
Heroes of a lost cause. 
This Monument 
has been erected as a tribute 
to our 
Confederate Dead. 
1861-1864.

Side 2:
 
Names of those who lie buried 
Here 
Side by side with the Soldiers 
of 1812. 
ROBT. ASKEW, A. BLACOM, 
A. BOSWELL, W.T. CASTLEBERRY, 
J.J. ELLIS, J.E. ELLIOTT, 
J.B. GLENN, S. HARBIN, 
S.O KNIGHT, J.L. LIMBERG,
W.J. LITTLETON, A.H. MANSEL, 
G.J. MERRIT, J.F. METZ, 
W.H. NELSON, NEWTON, 
J.R. STEVENSON, H.J SIEBRICHT, 
H. TAYLOR, 
M.C. WAKEFIELD, 
CHARLES WARREN.

Side 3: 

Christ Church Parish 
Contributed to the Death Roll 
of our Confederacy these 
gallant Son. 
Col. C.C. TEW, 2nd N.C.I. 
Col. T.M. WAGNER, 1st S.C.A. 
Col B.J. JOHNSON 
Hampton Legion 
Col. R.J. JEFFORDS, 5th S.C.C. 
Major J.M. WHILDEN, 23rd S.C.V. 
Capt. L.A. WHILDEN, 5th S.C.C. 
Capt. HAMILTON WARING, 5th S.C.C. 
Lieut. JAMES ANDERSON, 5th S.C.C.

Side 4: 

B. ANDERSON, G.C. JERVEY, 
J.C JERVEY, W.C. JERVEY, 
W.H. RICH, H. ROUX, 
H. INGLESBY, D.W. MAREE, 
J. LEOPOLD, D. AYERS, 
D. TRUESDAL, W.H. TODD, 
J. CORBEY, J. OWENS, 
WM. CALVERT, JNO. EADEN, 
JOHN BAILEY, JAS. SIMONS, 
J.R. THOMLINSON. 
----- 
10.

HASELL WILKINSON CROUCH 
Born Sept. 12, 1840, 
DIED Oct. 28, 1909. 
----- 
11. 

[No inscription] 
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12. WAR OF 1812 MONUMENT

Side 1:
 
On the 18th, June 1812 
the United States of America 
declared war against Great Britian. 
At the first Sound of Trumpet, the 
Patriot Soldiers who sleep beneath this 
monument flew to the Standard of Liberty. 
Here they feel beneath the scythe of Death. 
The sympathies of the Brave, the tear of 
the Stranger and the Slow Dirges of the 
Camp attended them to the Tomb.
How sleep the Brave, who sink to rest 
With all their Country's wishes blests! 
The Laurel leaf of shining green 
Will still around their Tomb be seen.

Side 2: 

Sacred to the Memory 
Sergeants Tilman Goodrich, and 
Adam C Spencer - Also of 
David Aarant, William Rutland, 
John Williams, John A. Placide, 
Thomas Madden, William McLellan, 
Henry Kilgore, John Taylor, 
John Bruce, and Harris Lancaster, 
Private Soldiers of the 3d Regiment 
of State Troops. 

[NOTE: On side 1, the monument does read "Great Britian," not "Great Britain."] 
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13. 

Ann Crandall 
in memory of her husband 
ADAM CRANDALL 
who departed this life 
June 2d 1820, aged 55 
years. A Native of 
Road Iland N.P. 
Rest in Peace. 
----- 
14. 

OUR KATIE 
Only Daughter of 
W.M. & K.A. Hale 
Born 
June 22nd 1857, 
Died 
May 3rd 1872 
----- 
15. 

CATHERIN A. HALE 
RELICT OF 
W.M. HALE 
FEB. 5, 1839 
FEB. 8, 1917 
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16. 

AT REST 
WILLIAM MAULDIN HALE 
Born in Queen Anne Co. Maryland 
April 2nd 1834. 
Died at Mt. Pleasant S.C. 
March 15th 1891. 
----- 
17. 

COLIN FERGUSON HALE 
of Delaware 
Died in Mt.Pleasant, S.C. 
August 1865 
Age -- 67 
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18. HISTORICAL MONUMENT

Side 1: 
SC 
WAR OF 1812 
ENCAMPMENT 
On June 18, 1812, the 
United States declared 
war against Great Britain. 
One of the first units to 
be mustered into service 
was the Third Regiment of 
South Carolina Militia, 
which was stationed at 
Haddrell's Point, west 
of here, to aid in the 
defense of Charleston 
Harbor. Their barracks 
stood within the present 
town limits of Mount 
Pleasant, and they were 
equipped with State funds. 
Erected by 
United States Daughters of 1812 
South Carolina Society 
1970.

Side 2: 

SC 
WAR of 1812 
ENCAMPMENT 
The 1812 monument in this 
cemetery originally marked 
a burial plot of the Third 
Regiment of State troops. 
The soldiers who were 
buried there apparently 
died from disease while 
stationed at Haddrell's 
Point, nearby. Before the 
Civil War, the monument 
is said to have stood at 
the corner of Pitt and 
King Streets. It was 
moved to this Confederate 
cemetery for protection 
from vandalism. 
Erected by 
United States Daughters of 1812 
South Carolina Society 
1970.

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