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 Leonidas William Spratt

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Leonidas William Spratt

Birth
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina, USA
Death 4 Oct 1903 (aged 85)
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 86738262 View Source
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Born August 4, 1818 near Fort Mill, South Carolina. Died October 4, 1903. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duvall County, Florida. Editor of the Charleston Southern Standard. He was a Correspondent for the Civil War reporting for the Charleston Mercury paper from the War zones. Credited with being the first to write an article giving General Jackson the name of Stonewall. Joined the CSA in December 1861 and was promoted to Colonel before the war's end. Signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession from Charleston, Saint Phillip and Michael's Parishes.


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