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Patriot Militia General Thomas Sumter
Thomas Sumter Born: August 14, 1734; Virginia frontier
Died: June 1, 1832; South Mount Plantation near Stateburg, South Carolina

Battles: Fort Sullivan



1781
February - Thomas Sumter is defeated at Fort Granby, Thomson's Plantation and Fort Watson.
February - Thomas Sumter is victorious at Manigault's Ferry.
Summer - Thomas Sumter is defeated at Quinby's Bridge and disbands his militia.

1782
- Thomas Sumter is elected to the South Carolina State Assembly.

1789
- Thomas Sumter is elected to the U.S. Congress.

1791
- Thomas Sumter is re-elected to the U.S. Congress.

1793
- Thomas Sumter is defeated in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Congress.

1796
- Thomas Sumter is re-elected to the U.S. Congress.

1801
- Thomas Sumter is elected to the U.S. Senate to finish the term of Charles Pickney.

1804
- Thomas Sumter is elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate.

1810
- Thomas Sumter retires from public life.

1832
June 1 - Thomas Sumter dies on South Mount Plantation, South Carolina.








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