Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Chesnut Cottage

Marker ID: SCHM 40-4
Location: 1700 block of Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.48    W 081° 1.578
  34.008    -81.0263
Style: Free Standing **


Temporary wartime home of Gen. and Mrs. James Chesnut. Here they entertained Jefferson Davis, president, C. S. A., and his staff, October 5, 1864. President Davis addressed the citizens of Columbia from the front steps of this cottage.