The Sons of the American Revolution, Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter in Beaufort dedicated an SAR Patriot Marker and new gravestone honoring Major General John Barnwell (1748-1800), a leader of the SC militia during the later years of the American Revolution. The service took place on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Parish Church of St. Helena, Old Churchyard Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.
The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Parish Rector, and Carroll Crowther, President of the South Carolina Society SAR, led the ceremony.
During the proceedings, a musket salute was fired by Revolutionary War militia reenactors, Charles Bridges, Dana Cheney and Jack Jackson who travelled from Walterboro, SC.