Hugh Smith Thompson

Hugh Smith Thompson

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 20 Nov 1904 (aged 68)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 25740366 · View Source
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South Carolina Governor. A graduate of The Citadel, in 1861 he led a battalion of Citadel cadets who fired the first shots of the American Civil War when they opened fire on the Union ship 'Star of the West' when it entered Charleston Harbor. He served two terms as the Democratic Governor of South Carolina, from 1882 to 1886. He later became an executive of the New York Life Insurance Company.

Bio by: Garver Graver



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25740366
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Smith Thompson (24 Jan 1836–20 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25740366, citing Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .