Horry County honors Civil War soldiers with 'Patriot Tree'

Horry County honors Civil War soldiers with 'Patriot Tree'

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Civil War soldiers were honored September 12.

Live oaks were dedicated to the fallen soldiers at a ceremony at the Old Horry County Courthouse at 11 a.m. Friday.

The dedication is part of the Patriot Tree Project, which is made possible with the help of two Horry County boards and the Conway Garden club.

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War. Each one of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier's name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier's service.

During the dedication, 23 trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County. Honored at the ceremony will be:

• Richard Bushrod Singleton

• Zaccheus W. Dusenbury, Sr.

• Jeremiah Smith

• Abijah Hollingsworth Skipper

• William H. Bruton

• James E. Dusenbury

• James Horry Dusenbury

• U.A. Dusenbury

• William W. Lawrimore

• Richard A. Lawrimore

• John R. Lawrimore

• Robert Lawrimore

• James M. Lawrimore

• John Ralston Lawrimore

• George Congdon

• Josiah Cox

• Waterman Grainger

• Robert T. Anderson

• Henry Anderson

• Benjamin Avant

• John R. Beaty

• Thomas W. Beaty

• John H. Grant

The ceremony is free and open to the public.