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Captain Henry Felder – Biography

Captain Henry Felder was a militia leader who defended Orangeburg (then called Orangeburgh) from the Tories in the Revolutionary War. Captain Felder was born Hans Henrich Felder in Zurich, Switzerland. He immigrated to South Carolina with his parents as a young boy. Some records have Captain Felder's first name as John, the Anglicized version of Hans, with his middle as Henry, English for Henrich.

Clarence Felder as Captain Henry Felder
Clarence Felder Portrays Captain Henry Felder ©
Courtesy of All For Liberty

All For Liberty – Independent Film based on Story of Captain Henry Felder

Released in 2009, All For Liberty is an independent production with strong family ties. Clarence Felder, the sixth great-grandson of Captain Henry Felder, wrote the play Captain Felder's Cannon from which the screenplay for All For Liberty was adapted and written by Chris Weatherhead and Ron Mangravite. Clarence Felder also took on the role of Captain Felder in the film. Shot on location at 14 historic sites around South Carolina, All For Liberty portrays life in backcountry South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War.

Monuments to Captain Henry Felder

  • Felders' Cannons - located in the Orangeburg town square

    Felders' Cannons by Bobby Felder 2010 ©

  • Captain Henry Felder's grave - located in the Old Felder Family Cemetery on Gulbrandsen Road in Orangeburg. The property is now part of a waste water treatment facility.

    Grave of Captain Henry Felder Bobby Felder 2010 ©

  • Hans Henrich Felder Wall - located in Orangeburg, surrounding the Old Felder Family Cemetery on Gulbrandsen Road

    Hans Henrich Felder Wall Bobby Felder 2010 ©

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