David Hunter Lodge No. 9

David HunterDavid Hunter Lodge No. 9
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall

Built around 1896 by Abraham Alston, The Grand Army of the Republic Hall located at 706 Newcastle Street was the home of David Hunter Post #9 – a veterans organization for soldiers following the Civil War.  David Hunter, the man who the post was named after, started controversy in 1862 when he declared all slaves free in the territory and able to fight for the Union.  The structure is the only surviving building associated with the Grand Army of the Republic that survived in South Carolina.  By 1903, David Hunter’s Post #9 had only two remaining companies in Beaufort.

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