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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

William C. Heyward

(Ap'd N. Y.)


William Cruger Heyward: Born July 29, 1808.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Served on frontier duty, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830;​a in Choctaw Nation, 1831, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑32.

Resigned, Feb. 6, 1832.

Civil History. — Rice Planter, on Combahee River, St. Bartholomew's Parish, S. C., 1832‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​b

Died, Sep. 1, 1863, at Charleston, S. C.

Buried, St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

Thayer's Notes:

a On Oct. 13, 1830, we find him witnessing to the assent of the Yancton and Santie deputations of Sioux to the treaty between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians signed earlier that year (First People website).

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he is best known as the Colonel, 11th South Carolina Volunteers, commanding officer of Fort Walker in the Battle of Port Royal (for which see George R. Clark et al., A Short History of the United States Navy, pp244‑251), Nov. 7, 1861.

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