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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Richard de Treville

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Nov. 29, 1801.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1819, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3rd Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Served on Ordnance duty, Aug. 1, 1823, to Dec. 23, 1824.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1825.

 p307  Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Beaufort, S. C., 1825‑54, and 1854‑74, at Charleston, S. C. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, 1830‑32; and of the Senate, 1834‑54. Presidential Elector of the State of South Carolina, 1844. Member of the Board of Visitors to the Military Academy, 1854. Lieut.‑Governor of the State of South Carolina, Dec. 11, 1854, to Dec. 10, 1856. Major, South Carolina Militia, 1828, — Lieut.‑Colonel, 1828‑33, — and Colonel, 1833‑36.​a

Died, Nov. 25, 1874, at Summerville, S. C.: Aged 73.

Buried, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Summerville, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a Cullum doesn't note it, but Richard de Treville was among the signers of South Carolina's Ordnance of Secession, December 20, 1860 (see for example this page at "Online Library of Liberty"), and was an officer of the convention that drew it up.

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