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6:00 am on Thursday November 25, 2010

Park Service turns to volunteers as interest grows in Civil War sites on anniversary

Image by Flickr user kxllyAt Fort Sumter on April 1861 the first battle of the Civil War unfolded. And on April 2011 the nation will mark the 150th anniversary and visitors are likely to flock to Charleston-area sites and the National Park Service's...
5:56 am on Saturday July 18, 2009

Come check out Fort Moultrie for free (updated)

Image by NPSImage by 20090612-fort.jpg Sergeant William Jasper raises the fallen regimental flag over Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776. Update July 18: The free weekends are back. Also, The Post and Courier writes that a memorial ceremony for the...
7:06 am on Saturday March 14, 2009

Charleston harbor being mapped for Civil War relics

Image by Library of CongressImage by 20090314-map.jpg The edited caption: General map of Charleston Harbor showing rebel defenses and obstructions. Prepared by direction of Rear Admiral J.A. Dahlgren U.S.N. commanding South Atlantic Blockading...
4:20 pm on Saturday January 24, 2009

Charleston Harbor to be mapped for Civil War relics

Image by Library of CongressImage by 20090124-fort-sumter.jpg The Charleston Harbor was home to many forts, ships, blockade runners, and countless cannonballs. In an effort to preserve history from dredging and development, the South Carolina...
10:37 am on Friday December 26, 2008

$335,000 grant to help save state's only presidential site

Image by 20081226-wilson.jpg A $335,000 grant has been awarded to help repair Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home in Columbia. The State writes: The grant -- along with $1.3 million in hospitality taxes from Richland County Council -- will allow the...
10:52 am on Wednesday September 17, 2008

150 sworn in as America's newest citizens; week of Constitution celebration begins

Image by National Park ServiceImage by 20080917naturalization.jpg The 2006 naturalization ceremony at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Around 10:30 this morning some 150 people were sworn in as American citizens at the grounds of Charles...