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Col William Ransom Calhoun
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1827
Abbeville
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1862
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

William Ransom Calhoun son of John and Martha Davis Calhoun, descendant of Senator John C. Calhoun, was a West Point graduate. Aid to Gov. J. L. Manning and Secretay of Legation and acting Minister to France.

William entered confederate service as Capt. and later Lt. Col. of the 1st SC Artillery and was a veteran of the battles of Secessionville and 2nd Bull Run.

September 15, 1862 William was shot and killed in a duel with Lt. Col. Alfred Rhett also of the 1st SC Artillery. 
 
Burial:
First Baptist Churchyard
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: tarheel
Record added: Jan 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12914341
 


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