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Capt Chesley W. Herbert
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1832
Death: Mar. 8, 1866

Chesley W. Herbert was b June 10, 1832.
He marreid Elizabeth S. Goggans on January 10, 1856.
His parents were Isaac D. Herbert and Frances "Fanny" Worthington (1803-1846).
Frances was a daughter of John Worthington and Elizabeth Davis (1765-1833).
John was b 1754 in Newberry Co. SC.
He died in 1827 and was buried at the old Worthington Plantation in Newberry Co. SC.

He prepared for college at Cokesbury Conference Scholl and graduated from South Carolina College in 1855 and the following January married Elizabeth S. Goggans.

In 1860 he was the magistrate of Newberry.

Herbert enlisted as a lieutenant in Company C, 3rd South Carolina on the day after Fort Sumter surrendered. He was promoted to captain on July 1, 1862 as result of the loss of the previous captain that day in the Battle of Malvern Hill.

A year later he received a flesh wound in the left knee during the second day of fighting at Gettysburg. The Yankees captured him, but somehow he escaped or was recaptured. After a brief stay in a Richmond hospital, Herbert was furloughed for sixty days.

On May 6, 1864, he was again severely wounded in the left knee at The Wilderness. This time he had a longer hospital stay before being furloughed for sixty days on America's Independence Day.
He was discharged on February 24, 1865.

On March 8, 1866, a black man stole his horse. Herbert apparently jumped on another horse and chased the thief for some distance. After catching him, they started back. While stopping to rest and share some bread, the robber picked up a heavy stick and hit Herbert on the head. Crippled by his Civil War injuries, Herbert was unable to effectively fight back. The man then drew Herbert's pistol and shot him in the head.

The black man was captured, recaptured after escaping from jail, tried and hanged. Before his execution he confessed to having stolen the horse and also to the murder of Captain

His tragic death is briefly described in a letter written by the late General Garlington to Governor Scott:

"Did you hear of the murder of the gallant Herbert, by a negro who had stolen his horse, and had been arrested by him, and who was sharing his bread with the culprit by the roadside?"
Captain Herbert was at the time of his death Superintendent of Sunday School at New Chapel Methodist Church; and was
and always had been a true friend to the colored race. He left a widow, who is still living, and four children. The eldest, D. Oscar Herbert, is now (1892) a lawyer in Orangeburg. 'The eldest daughter, Emma F., married William L. Glaze, Esq., of Orangeburg, S. C., and is still living. One daughter died in infancy, and another, Minnie E., entered into her heavenly inheritance on her birthday, June 25th, 1888, aged twenty-seven years.

Sources; Shelby B. Pittman
Bio By Mac Wyckoff
Family links: 
  Isaac D. Herbert (1801 - 1875)
  Frances Worthington Herbert (1803 - 1845)
  Elizabeth Susan Goggans Herbert (1838 - 1916)*
  Daniel Oscar Herbert (1857 - 1930)*
  Emily Frances Herbert Glaze (1859 - 1927)*
  Minnie E. Herbert (1861 - 1888)*
  Thomas Galbraith Herbert (1830 - 1902)*
  Chesley W. Herbert (1832 - 1866)
  William McP Herbert (1834 - 1842)*
  Mary Catherine Herbert Cannon (1838 - 1887)*
  Isaac Disick Herbert (1841 - 1843)*
  James Wightman Herbert (1843 - 1910)*
  Walter Isaac Herbert (1857 - 1930)**
*Calculated relationship
New Chapel Cemetery
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: James Ahaesy
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 27, 2005
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Capt Chesley W. Herbert
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