Kershaw County Confederate Soldier's Narrative


James E. Dupree Dead

at Home near Pisgah


Mr. James E. Dupree died at his home near  Pisgah, in the northwestern section of Sumter County, Saturday, November 3rd, aged 78 years. The end came without previous illness or warning. Mr. DuPre was able to attend to his ordinary duties up to the last, and during the morning had walked over his farm, He had had symptoms of heart trouble for sometime, but his condition had never assumed a serious form and his sudden death was a great shock to his family and his friends. The funeral services was held Sunday afternoon and his body was laid to rest at old Pisgah church, of which he had been a member since childhood. He was survived by one son , V. C Dupree (should be B. C. Dupree), and one daughter, Mrs. B. L. Montague, of Sumter.


      Mr. Dupree was a Confederate veteran, having enlisted as a youth in the Confederate army and serving until the surrender. He was a member of Camp Dick Anderson and was a regular attendant upon the meetings of the camp. Mr. Dupree was always interested in public affairs and served one term in the legislature as a representative of Sumter County. For more than forty years, Mr. Dupree was the Pisgah correspondent of The Watchman and Southron and The Daily Item, and the readers of these newspapers will miss his news letters from Pisgah. ----Sumter Item, Nov. 6  (1924)


Found in The Camden Chronicle, Nov. 1924)


Other notes of interest about Mr. J. E. Dupree

He was the moderator of the Kershaw Baptist Association in 1915

He traveled to many of the Southern Baptist Conventions in the state.

One of the places Mr. Dupree served during the Civil War was the Florence Stockade as a guard. This is documented in a letter that can be found in the South Caroliniana Library , where he described the conditions of the prison. Food was scare and the guards shared food with the prisoners.