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9:00 am on Friday April 11, 2014

April marks 150th anniversary of Myrtle Beach ‘invasion’

via MyHorryNews "...On April 23, 1864, the warship was the USS Ethan Allen and the target was a massive salt works at Singleton Swash located near what is now the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach. The next morning, the ship and its crew moved a couple of...
7:42 am on Friday February 21, 2014

Cleanup crew unearths Civil War cannonball in Conway

When it was unearthed Tuesday, the powder was long gone so the ball wasn't dangerous, but for local historians its discovery packs a pretty big bang.
4:33 pm on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Robert Smalls exhibit coming to Tabernacle Baptist Church

The travelling exhibit, "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls" is coming to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Beaufort. Smalls first came into public attention after he stole a Confederate steamer ship, the Planter. The exhibit...
6:00 am on Sunday January 27, 2013

Locally produced film “SAVANNAH” ‘special screening’ at Charleston Film Festival

Image by The Terrace Theatre The fourth annual Charleston Film Festival will feature “SAVANNAH” as part of festivities on March 8 at The Terrace Theatre. The Charleston Film Festival at the Terrace Theatre has announced that Annette Haywood Carter’...
5:20 am on Thursday November 29, 2012

Battle of Pocotaligo re-enactment to mark 150 years (Update: More history)

(Updates at the bottom.) The Frampton Plantation in Point South will be marking the 150 years since the Battle of Pocotaligo with a re-enactment from December 7 to 9 (Friday to Sunday). The battle happened October 22, 1862, as the Union attempted to...
2:43 am on Monday November 5, 2012

Marking 151st anniversary of Port Royal occupation, scale model of lead ship to be presented

Submitted The USS Wabash model at1/96 scale made from basswood took 11 months to design and build and was designed from National Archive drawings. It's 48 inches long by 28 inches tall. On November 7, 1861, the USS Wabash led a Union fleet that...
3:22 am on Thursday November 1, 2012

A tour through Civil War era bakery: Restoration of the Cuthbert-Scheper-Simmer House

Submitted The Cuthbert-Scheper-Simmer House at 915 Port Republic Street. You can almost smell bread baking in the basement kitchen of the Cuthbert-Scheper-Simmer House at the corner of Charles and Port Republic streets. When the Union soldiers took...
7:18 pm on Sunday August 12, 2012

The other side of “Gone with the Wind”: The Roswell Mill Workers

“I repeat my orders to you that you arrest all people male and female connected with those factories, no matter what the clamor and let them foot it, under guard to Marietta, whence I will send them by [railroad] cars to the North.” William Sherman...
7:00 am on Monday July 9, 2012

Mount Pleasant home development would share space with Civil War fort site

Image by Google MapsA plan for the 600-home development Oyster Point on the rural outskirts of Mount Pleasant didn't sit well with neighbors when first announced, and the land's historic site designation will likely make the plans all that much...
7:23 am on Friday June 15, 2012

Ceremonies mark the sesquicentennial of the 1862 Battle of Secessionville

Image by Flickr user Snap ManThe sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville on James Island will be commemorated on June 15-16. Historians consider Fort Lamar and the Battle of Secessionville the second-most-important Civil War battleground in...