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Hagood Ingram Patterson

Obituary of R. Harper Hagood, Barnwell, South Carolina.

Corporal R. Harper Hagood, veteran of the War between the States, was born at Augusta, Ga., June 14, 1846, and passed away on October 19, 1919, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Patterson, Barnwell, S. C. The internment was made in the Barnwell Baptist Cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and sympathetic friends gathered to pay the last respect to this good man. His wife preceeded him to the grave by only a few months.

He enlisted in the Confederate army in November, 1863, under Captain Stewart, of the Beaufort Artillery, and served gallantly in every engagement of his company from that time, winning the highest respect of his officers as a fearless soldier. He was with General Johnston's army when it surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., April 27, 1865.

Like many other heroes of the Southern cause, he returned after four years' bitter struggle to a devastated home. In 1876 he worked with his fellow comrades to build up a Democratic government under Gens. Wade Hampton, Johnson Hagood, and Calbraith Butler.

Corporal Hagood married Miss Estelle Ingram in 1874 and is survived by a son and a daughter. His brother, Capt. William Henry Hagood, of Greenwood, S. C., is the last member of his family.

Each year Father Time with relentless scythe enters the fast-fading ranks of gray, and the members of that band of heroes fall before him like ripened grain before the sicle.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1920.

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