"Samuel McGown. Born in Laurens County 9 October 1819, Died in Abbeville 9 August 1897. Go soldier, to thy honored rest. The bravest are the tenderest, Thy truth and valour bearing. The loving the daring. A hero of two wars. Seven times wounded. A leader at the Bar. A wise lawgiver. A righteous Judge. He rests from his labours, and his works do follow him. In the Mexican War 1846-1848, Captain U.S.A. In the Confederate War 1861-1865, Brigadier General C.S.A. Member of Legislature 1848-1860. Elected to Congress 1866. Associate Justice Supreme Court of South Carolina 1878-1894. From humble birth he rose to highest honour in Civil and Military life. A patriot and leader of men. In peace his Country called him; he waited not her call in War. A Man's strength, a woman's tenderness, a child's simplicity, were his, and his a heart of charity, fulfilling the law and love. He did good and not evil all the days of his life, and at its end, his Country, his children, and his children's children, rise up to call him blessed."
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