South Carolina

When we go to the movies or watch crime shows on TV featuring all manner of theft and gun running its easy to forget, with all the modern technology,  that gun running and smuggling has being going on for a very long time. A ship wreck has been found off the coast of South Carolina’s […]

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An article in today’s  Charlotte Observer  provides  theory but still no clear evidence about what happened to the H.L. Hunley a Confederate submarine (the  secret hope of the Confederacy) that sank near Charleston, South Carolina in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. The public will soon have […]

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“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, a single mortar round was fired on Fort Sumter, S.C., and the Civil War began. By the time it ended in 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers’ lives had been lost, and America had changed in profound, immutable ways. One hundred and fifty years later, we’re still examining why.” – […]

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The following is a communication from the National Genealogical Society: ‘The NGS 2011 Family History Conference will be held 11–14 May 2011 at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418. More than seventy-five nationally recognized speakers will provide over 180 lectures on a wide variety of topics including research in South […]

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