DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886

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Lieutenant Colonel Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure (1822-1886) of the 1st Artillery Regiment of the South Carolina Militia, which was later absorbed into the Army of the Confederate States of America, commanded Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, December 1860-January 1861, and artillery at Morris Island, March-April 1861, in the harbor of Charleston, S.C. He served in the South Carolina legislature, 1848-1864.

From the description of Wilmot G. DeSaussure order-book, 1860-1861. WorldCat record id: 24773674

Charleston, South Carolina researcher.

From the description of Boundaries of Charleston at different periods of time : research notes, ca. 1884. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32139081

Charleston, South Carolina lawyer.

From the description of Wilmot G. DeSaussure journal, 1885. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32140348

Charleston, South Carolina attorney, South Carolina state legislator, author, and soldier. Wilmot G. DeSaussure was a member of the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

From the description of Report of the committee on the improvement of Charleston harbor, 1872 Feb. 5. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522855

Charleston, S.C. attorney.

From the description of Charleston title abstracts, 1886. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36866088

Charleston, S.C. attorney, politician, and C.S.A. officer. He was the son of Henry Alexander DeSaussure (1788-1865), and the grandson of Henry William DeSaussure (1763-1839) and Eliza Ford.

From the description of Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure papers, 1838-1885. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36793869

Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure was born on 23 July 1822 in Charleston, S.C., the son of Henry William DeSaussure, who was a lawyer, director of the United States Mint, and chancellor of South Carolina. Wilmot G. DeSaussure was a lieutenant colonel in the 1st Artillery Regiment of the South Carolina Militia, which was later absorbed into the Army of the Confederate States of America. DeSaussure commanded Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, December 1860-January 1861, and artillery at Morris Island, March-April 1861, in the Charleston harbor.

DeSaussure was a member of the South Carolina legislature, 1848-1864. On 4 July 1876, he was elected the tenth president of the Society of Cincinnati (his father had been the eighth president) in Charleston. Like the other nine presidents of the Society before him, DeSaussure held this office until his death.

DeSaussure died in Florida, where he had been taken for his health, on 1 February 1886. His remains were returned to Charleston and, after a funeral service at St. Philip's Church, were interred in Magnolia Cemetery.

From the guide to the Wilmot G. DeSaussure Order-Book, 1860-1861, (Southern Historical Collection)

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referencedIn Sheppard, Orlando, 1844-1929. Orlando Sheppard papers, 1874-1929; (bulk, 1899-1901). University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Wilmot G. DeSaussure Order-Book, 1860-1861 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn St. Helena Parish (S.C.). St. Helena Parish register, 1722-1900 (bulk 1722-1816). South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Martin, Margaret Hudgens, 1795-1875. Application for exemption of Ambrose Martin, 1862 Nov. 11. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Charleston title abstracts, 1886. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Brown, Alexander H., 1809-1879. Alexander H. Brown papers, 1849-1878. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Gourdin family. Gourdin allied family papers, 1707-1903. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf South Carolina. Militia. Brigade, 4th. 4th Brigade order book, 1861-1862. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn South Carolina. Ordnance Bureau. Accounts of the Ordnance Department, 1861-1862. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Wilmot G. DeSaussure order-book, 1860-1861. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Robertson, J. N. Letter, 1861 Jan. 11 (Columbia, S.C.) to W.G. DeSaussure (Charleston, S.C.). University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Report of the committee on the improvement of Charleston harbor, 1872 Feb. 5. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn South Carolina. Ordnance Bureau. Ordnance Bureau records, 1860-1861. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf South Carolina. Militia. Copy of Benjamin Marion's order book, ca. 1776-ca. 1890. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf Haskell, Clinton H. Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection, 1841-1895. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf DeSaussure, Martha Sarah Gourdin, 1823-1914. History and genealogy of the Drayton family, 1817-1904. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Samson, Joseph, b. ca. 1815. Map ... copied ... from an old plat of Charlestown dated 1671 ... ; [ca. 187u?] [manuscript map] / by the copiest ... Jos[eph] Samson, scribe. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Hopkinson, James, Esq. James Hopkinson papers, 1847-1917. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Wilmot G. DeSaussure journal, 1885. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Boundaries of Charleston at different periods of time : research notes, ca. 1884. South Carolina Historical Society
creatorOf DeSaussure, Wilmot G. (Wilmot Gibbes), 1822-1886. Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure papers, 1838-1885. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Deas, Alston, 1893-1985. Alston Deas collection of property records, 1823-1895. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Gourdin, Theodore Louis, 1790-1866. Theodore L. Gourdin papers, 1822-1866. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn South Carolina. Adjutant-General's Office. Records concerning the 18th Regiment of the South Carolina Militia, 1864. South Carolina Historical Society
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associatedWith Blanding, James Douglas, 1821-1906. person
associatedWith Brown, Alexander H., 1809-1879. person
associatedWith Charleston Chamber of Commerce (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Artillery Regiment, 1st. corporateBody
associatedWith Deas, Alston, 1893-1985. person
associatedWith DeSaussure family. family
associatedWith DeSaussure, Henry Alexander, 1788-1865 person
associatedWith DeSaussure, Henry William, 1843-1897. person
associatedWith DeSaussure, Martha Sarah Gourdin, 1823-1914. person
associatedWith Edwards family. family
associatedWith Ford family. family
associatedWith Gourdin family. family
associatedWith Gourdin, Theodore Louis, 1790-1866. person
associatedWith Haskell, Clinton H. person
correspondedWith Hopkinson, James, Esq. person
associatedWith Martin, Margaret Hudgens, 1795-1875. person
correspondedWith Robertson, J. N. person
associatedWith Samson, Joseph, b. ca. 1815. person
correspondedWith Sheppard, Orlando, 1844-1929. person
associatedWith South Carolina. Adjutant-General's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. Militia. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. Militia. Brigade, 4th. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. Ordnance Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. Ordnance Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Helena Parish (S.C.) corporateBody
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Charleston (S.C.)
Fort Moultrie (S.C.)
South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
Morris Island (S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina--Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina--Charleston
South Carolina
United States
South Carolina--Charleston
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Presidents--Election--1848
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Lawyers--Correspondence.--South Carolina
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Birth 1822-07-23

Death 1886-02-01

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