SC People - Military Leaders

James Butler Bonham

James Butler Bonham

(1807-1836) Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

David du Bose Gaillard

David du Bose Gaillard

(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Maxcy Gregg

Maxcy Gregg

(1814-1862) Born in Columbia, SC, Maxcy Gregg was a lawyer and later brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.

Wade Hampton III

Wade Hampton III

(1818-1902) Born in Charleston, SC, Wade Hampton III was a Confederate general, governor, United States Senator.

William Jasper

William Jasper

(circa 1750 – October 9, 1779) William Jasper was a noted American soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment.

Francis Marion

Francis Marion

(ca. 1732-1795) Born in Winyah (Winyah Bay, SC), Francis Marion was a strategic fighter against the British during the War of Independence.

William Moultrie

William Moultrie

(1730-1805) William Moultrie was a general in the Revolutionary War who had Fort Moultrie built out of Palmetto logs on Sullivan’s Island, in the Charleston Harbor.

Freddie Stowers

Freddie Stowers

(1896-1918) Freddie Stowers was a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment in World War I who was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor.

Thomas Sumter

Thomas Sumter

(1734-1832) Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War who lived in Sumter County.

William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis

(1809-1836) Born in Saluda County, SC, William Barret Travis was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier.

William C. Westmoreland

William C. Westmoreland

(1914-2005) General William C. Westmoreland, born in Spartanburg, led the American troops during a pivotal time in the Vietnam War.