Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Moses S. Haynsworth

Marker ID: SCHM 21-1
Location: Road 63 just N of 1-95
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 34° 14.531    W 079° 47.230
  34.242183    -79.787167
Style: Free Standing **


Born in Darlington District in 1845, this Confederate War veteran witnessed the firing attack on the Union steamer, Star of the West, as it attempted to reinforce Ft. Sumter on Jan. 9, 1861. He participated in skirmishes at Tullifinny River near Yemassee in Dec. 1864. Owner of this plantation, "Idylwild," he died in 1928, and is buried in Florence, S.C.

Erected by Governor Robert Gibbes Chapter National Colonial Dames XVII Century - 1975