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This Day in Georgia History

August 14, 1821

“Rock” Stevens Born

Future Confederate general Clement Hoffman “Rock” Stevens was born in Norwich, Conn. Stevens served in the U.S. Navy and as a bank cashier before the Civil War. In 1861, he designed and oversaw construction of the fortress on Morris Island and was appointed as a colonel in the 24th South Carolina. He would receive mortal wounds in the Battle of Peachtree Creek on July 25, 1864. At the time of his death, Stevens commanded a brigade in Walker’s Division.