To honor the memory of two gallant gentlemanof South Carolina. Thomas Fenwick Drayton;Brigadier-General, C.S.A. and his brotherCommodore Percival Drayton, U.S.N., Captainof U.S.S. Hartford, and later the first Chiefof Naval Operations.conscience directed.
The brothers met at the outbreak of hostilities,shook hands, and each went the way his
Thomas elected to defend his state. Percivalto follow his flag.
On November 7, 1861 the brothers met in battle.Commander Percival Drayton, on the gunboatPocahontas, attacked Fort Walker on whichGeneral Thomas Drayton was in command.