Thomas Sumter

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Birthday
14, 1734
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 1, 1832 (97)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1734
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 1, 1832 (97)

About

War veteran who was nicknamed "The Carolina Gamecock" for his aggressive tactics as a brigadier general during the American Revolutionary War. He later became a member of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

Before Fame

He embarked on the famous Timberlake Expedition, meant to verify the end of the Anglo-Cherokee War, in 1761.

Trivia

The nickname of the University of South Carolina, "Gamecocks," was inspired by him.

Family Life

He married Mary Jameson in 1767.

Associated With

He and Strom Thurmond are both former United States Senators from South Carolina.