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General William Henry Wallace House (c. 1850)

430 E. Main St.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-5081

Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, and his cabinet, dined at the William Wallace House on April 25, 1865. Wallace was a general in the Confederate Army and later was speaker of the famous Wallace House during Reconstruction in South Carolina. Davis held his last full cabinet meeting in April 1865 before heading south, escorted by 2,000 cavalrymen. He was attempting to avoid Union soldiers, who wanted to arrest him. After the election of General Wade Hampton as Governor in 1876, Wallace served as a member of the General Assembly was elected Speaker of the House.