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THOMAS SUMTER 1735-1832
THOMAS SUMTER 1735-1832 
Soldier of the Revolution, serving as Colonel of the Second Regiment of the South Carolina Continental Line

He was instrumental in wearing down Cornwallis' army, and driving them out of the Carolinas and toward their doom at Yorktown. Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, was named for him. When he died at the age of 97, he was the last surviving General of the American Revolution. Manuscript quartermaster document dated "April the 26th, 1776," recording "Neare Nelson's Ferry Colonel Thomas Sumter's Regiment of Riflemen, Rashins for 2 of Ct. Wade's Company of Riflemen 1 day." A great Revolutionary War artifact referencing a legendary officer and bearing a desirable 1776 date. $455.00


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