Date Created: 08/26/2017
Last Updated: 10/28/2017

In loving memory of Lt. Col. John Laurens
10/28/1754 - 8/27/1782

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Visits: 12,997

This memorial was created in honor of Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens. He was born on October 28, 1754 in Charleston, South Carolina, and was shot from the saddle by the British on August 27, 1782.

Please feel free to light a candle, sign the guest book, or post a tribute to honor his memory.

If you'd like to make a donation to honor the memory of John, charities such as A21 and The Trevor Project are a lovely gesture.


Memorial Candles

From: Chloe Lipton Sunday, June 07, 2020
You are hero, lord, and savior. Everything I do is for you. I try to carry out what you could not. Thank you for everything, you are the perfect human being.

From: Alexander Smith Wednesday, April 22, 2020

From: Alex Holt Monday, October 28, 2019

From: Hank Anderson Wednesday, October 24, 2018

From: Lydia Hilbers Monday, August 27, 2018
Rip you perfect bean

From: Lucie Poláčková Monday, August 27, 2018

From: Lucie Poláčková Monday, August 27, 2018

From: Rhianna Webb Saturday, November 04, 2017

From: Mary Martorada Saturday, October 28, 2017

From: Julie Šenková Saturday, October 28, 2017

From: Robin Delalonde Thursday, October 26, 2017
You changed my life forever.

From: Candela Corpacci Wednesday, September 27, 2017

From: Jennifer DeVoll Friday, September 08, 2017

From: Ali Camargo Monday, August 28, 2017

From: Julianna Houston Sunday, August 27, 2017
John, what to say.
It's been a while since you have been able to walk on America soil, even long since you have I'm a time of peace. I have a feeling that you would be disappointed in what the country you have fought so hard to free has become.
You have so few people who will remember you for what you truly are, and it is sad, you fought and died fir this country. You fought for what you thought this country could become and ultimately they forgot you. It kills me that this is what has happened, we are blinded to the true hero's of the American revolution in our history class, we are blinded to you and your story.
I am saddened by the way history has treated you, i am saddened even more by hiw i have treated you.
You are a brave souk soul John, may you rest now child.

From: Rafaela Moura Sunday, August 27, 2017
Dearest John,
You have been dead for 235 years today, but the unfairness of your short life hasn't gotten any easier to bear. I wish you'd had the chance to fullfill your dreams (I am absolutely certain you would, if you'd been allowed more time on this Earth), and I'm sorry you have to watch the country and ideals you bled for fall apart so badly. You are my hero.
From Portugal with so, so much love,

From: Nyred Jackson Sunday, August 27, 2017

From: Never Gone Saturday, August 26, 2017

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