This chapter discusses what happened to Dick and Tally Simpson and some of their family members after the American Civil War. Two weeks after Tally's death at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia he was brought home to South Carolina and was buried in the old Simpson homestead on what is now Clemson University's Simpson Agricultural Experiment Station. Dick, was who honorably discharged because of poor health, went into farming for several years and then went on to become a successful lawyer. He was elected to the state legislature in 1874 and again in 1876 and he became involved in the fight to break the bonds of Reconstruction and put control of state government back in the hands of South Carolinians.
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