Signer of the SC Ordinance – Dr William Columbus Cauthen

By | February 21st, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Dr William Columbus Cauthen   Dr. William Columbus Cauthen was born on 20 Dec 1825 in Hanging Rock, Kershaw, SC. He died on 4 May 1865 in Hanging Rock, Lancaster, SC. Graduated from the Medical School of Transylvania College in Lexington, KY in 1847. Set up his office in one corner of his father's home in Hanging Rock.  Dr. William [...]

Standing Fast on Confederate Heritage and Winning The Day

By | February 20th, 2014|Heritage Issues|

The South Carolina Division-Sons of Confederate Veterans side of the NCAA boycott inline with the NAACP of gaming events being held in this state has never been about money. It has always been about holding the line for what is right and just as a free people of a sovereign state. Only those two organizations [...]

South Carolina Archeologists Race to Uncover War Between The States Prison

By | February 17th, 2014|Heritage Issues|

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have been given four months to excavate a small portion of the 165-acre grounds of the [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Judge Thomas Jefferson Withers

By | February 14th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Judge Thomas Jefferson Withers  Thomas Jefferson Withers was born in 1804, in Ebenezer, near Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina. He was among the nine children of Randolph Withers of Virginia and Sarah Bailey Withers of Virginia, (daughter of Captain Thomas Bailey, Revolutionary War hero) who were both buried in Ebenezer, South Carolina. In 1825, [...]

Our Confederate Heroes – Private William Martin Raborn

By | February 11th, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

Private William Martin Raborn William Martin Raborn served as a Private in the 19th. South Carolina Infantry in Company D. William was born 1830 in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a farmer, and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. He served as a Sgt. in the Defied Milita. The Raborn Family has been in [...]

Sgt. Berry Greenwood Benson Honored In Birthday Celebration

By | February 10th, 2014|Camp Events|

On Sunday a crowd formed around the grave of Confederate Sgt. Berry Greenwood Benson in North Augusta on Sunday. The group was gathered at Sunset Hill Cemetery to celebrate the birthday of the honored Civil War veteran in a program put on by the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Sgt. Berry Benson Camp. MIKE ADAMS/SPECIAL-Wayne [...]

Hart’s Battery Reunion of Hampton’s Legion

By | February 6th, 2014|Unit History's and Reunions|

Richmond, VA, July 1896. Hart’s Battery group Richmond for the United Confederate Veterans Reunion, July 1896. 1.  William J. Murdock 2.  Porter R. Pearson 3. J. S. Livingston 4. Dempsey S. Salley 5. Col. Louis Sherfesee 6. William Selving 7. H. J. Carney 8. F. M. Bamburg. 9. D. Paul Sojourner, gunner at Trevillian Station [...]

Our Confederate Heroes – Sergeant Adam Martin Knecht

By | February 3rd, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

Sergeant Adam Martin Knecht Adam Martin Knecht was born 1833 in Hessen, Germany. He left with his younger brother Peter Knecht, and caught a ship out of Rotterdam in 1854 and arrived in New York. He made his way South and ended up in Oconee South Carolina. Adam Martin Knecht married Frannie Frick of Pickens SC, and [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – William Porcher Miles

By | January 31st, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

William Porcher Miles William Porcher Miles (July 4, 1822 – May 11, 1899) was among the ardent States' Rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." Born in South Carolina, he showed little early interest in politics and his early career included the study of law and a tenure as a mathematics professor [...]

THE CONFEDERATE CRUISER SHENANDOAH

By | January 30th, 2014|Confederate Naval History|

Laid down on the River Clyde in Scotland, CSS Shenandoah was designed as the British troop transport Sea King. Launched from the yard of A. Stephen & Sons on August 17, 1863, the ship possessed iron framing and teak planking. For propulsion, Sea King relied on sails and an auxiliary steam engine. Shortly after it was completed, Confederate agent James [...]