Percival Drayton was denounced by the legislature of his native South Carolina when he chose to fight for the Union during the Civil War. In command of the U.S.S. Pocahontas, Drayton participated in the successful 1861 expedition against Port Royal, South Carolina, during which the defending troops—under the command of his brother, Brigadier General Thomas Drayton—were forced to withdraw inland. General Drayton himself left behind a house and slaves pictured here. They were among some 10,000 slaves that were left in Union custody as a result of the Port Royal operation.