Back to top

Former Confederate General Stephen Elliot, Jr. dies in South Carolina from his war wounds, aged 34.

Stephen Elliott, Jr., detail
03/21/1866

Stephen Elliot, Jr. had been a planter in South Carolina before the war and had raised an artillery unit when the Civil War broke out.  He went on to command around Charleston, including Fort Sumter, and played a decisive role in the Battle of the Crater outside Petersburg, Virginia.  He was wounded numerous times during his service and returned from the war largely impoverished but entered state politics.  He died at Aiken, South Carolina from complications from his war wounds, however, before he could take office.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 561.

Tabs