Monday, January 9, 2012
2012 Grave Of The Day: January 9
This is the grave of Christopher Gustavus Memminger born on January 9, 1803 in Nayhingen, Württemberg, Germany and died on March 7, 1888 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a member of the member of the House of Representatives of South Carolina and was the Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1864. He also helped draft the provisional constitution of the Confederate States. Laid to rest in the cemetery of St. John In the Wildness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock, North Carolina.