David Adams Cardwell, II

David Adams Cardwell, II

Birth
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Feb 1921 (aged 74)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 65639528 · View Source
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General David Cardwell, who died at a hospital in Columbia, SC on February 19, 1928, following a brief illness, enjoyed the distinction of having been in continuous service of the Southern Railway and its predecessor lines for over fifty-two years. He started his career at Columbia on January 9, 1869 as auditor for the Columbia and Augusta Railroad, and remained at Columbia during his entire service, having been assistant general freight agent at that point for ten years.

David Cardwell served with distinction as a private in the Confederate army, going into the service when sixteen years of age. He was under fire sixty-seven times; was at Seven Pines, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Five Forks, Appomattox, and many other engagements.

After the war he was made a Colonel eleven times, and several months ago was made Brigadier General in command of the First Brigade of South Carolina Confederates. He was a member of the famous Stuart Horse Artillery, McGregor's Battery, of which he was justly proud. He was in his seventy-fifth year.

He married Miss Anna Cook Sinton, of Richmond, Va, who survives him with the following children: David Cardwell Jr of Greenville, Edward S Cardwell, Thomas Davant Cardwell, and Mrs Frank M Durham, all of Columbia.


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  • Maintained by: Anna
  • Originally Created by: Kelley Bean
  • Added: 14 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65639528
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Adams Cardwell, II (22 Feb 1846–19 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65639528, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Anna (contributor 47329432) .