{⋆★⋆} BG Bonham, Milledge L. - Gov. of SC

Milledge Luke Bonham

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Born:
December 25, 1813

Birthplace: Redbank, South Carolina

Father: Captain James Bonham 1766 – 1815
(Buried: Smith – Bonham Cemetery, Saluda, South Carolina)​

Mother: Sophie Smith 1780 – 1858
(Buried: Smith – Bonham Cemetery, Saluda, South Carolina)​

Wife: Ann Patience Griffin 1829 – 1894
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Children:

Richard Griffin Bonham 1849 – 1887​
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​
James Bonham 1853 – 1884​
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​
Chief Justice Milledge Lipscomb Bonham 1854 – 1943​
(Buried: Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, South Carolina)​
Anne Elizabeth Bonham 1857 – 1921​
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​
Thomas Seymour Bonham 1868 – 1954​
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​
Patience Griffin Bonham Shand 1871 – 1961​
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina)​

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Education:


1834: Graduated with honors from South Carolina College​

Occupation before War:

1836: Served in the United States Army during Seminole War Major​
Attorney in Edgefield South Carolina​
1840 – 1843: South Carolina State Representative​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War rising to rank of Colonel​
Major General of South Carolina State Militia​
1848 – 1857: Solicitor of Southern Circuit of South Carolina​
1857 – 1860: United States Representative from South Carolina​

Civil War Career:

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1861: South Carolina Commissioner to Mississippi Secession Convention​
1861: Major General and Commander of Army of South Carolina​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Brigade Commander during First Battle of Bull Run​
1862 – 1864: Governor of South Carolina​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1865: Recruiting Service in South Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1878: Insurance Businessman in Edgefield, S.C. & Atlanta, GA.​
1865 – 1866: South Carolina State Representative​
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1868: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1871: Delegate to South Carolina Taxpayer's Convention​
1874: Delegate to South Carolina Taxpayer's Convention​
1874 – 1878: Attorney and Planter in Edgefield, South Carolina​
1878 – 1890: South Carolina State Railroad Commissioner​

Died: August 27, 1890

Place of Death: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Age at Death: 76 years old

Cause of Death: Blood Vessel Burst

Burial Place: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina
 
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Resigned as brigadier general on Jan. 29, 1862 over senority issues. Became a politician in the C.S. House then Govenor of South Carolina. Then was reappointed brigadier general Feb. 16, 1865.
 

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New York Herald, August 28, 1890:
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Attached below is a much longer and more detailed obituary from the Newberry (SC) Herald and News, September 4, 1890.
 

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