General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832

General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (HMIKF)

Location: Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.365', W 80° 20.475'

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Thomas Sumter was bornnear the Blue RidgeMountains in Virginia in 1734.He fought in the French andIndian War and also againstthe Cherokees in 1761.

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Sumter married MaryCantey in 1767 in St. MarksParish (Clarendon County)South Carolina. They had onechild who survived, a sonThomas Sumter, Jr., born 1768
He served as aJustice of the Peace (1774)and as a member of the FirstProvincial Congress inSouth Carolina

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Brigadier General Sumterled a partisan (guerrilla)band in the AmericanRevolution in battles suchas Hanging Rock, Fishing Creek,Fish Dam Ford, Rocky Mount andBlackstock.Because of his tenaciousfighting qualities during the Revolution, Sumter became renowned as the "Gamecock." [List of Bicentennial Committee names]

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In 1780 GovernorJohn Rutledge appointedSumter Commander-in-Chiefof the South Carolina Militia
He held office in 1782 as aSouth Carolina Senatorand was a memberof the Continental Congress,1783-1784.

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Sumter served as a memberof the United StatesHouse of Representatives(1789-1793; 1797-1801) and inthe Senate (1801-1810).
Thomas Sumter died onJune 1, 1832, in Stateburg,South Carolina at the age of98. He was the last survivinggeneral officer of theAmerican Revolution.

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Commissioned for theBicentennial of SumterCity-County sculpted byMaria J. Kirby-Smith. DedicatedJanuary 8, 2000
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560889 N 3753786
Decimal Degrees33.92275000, -80.34125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.365', W 80° 20.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 21.90" N, 80° 20' 28.50" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141-199 N Main St, Sumter SC 29150, US
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