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Signer of the SC Ordinance – William Porcher Miles

By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 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 [...]


By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 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 [...]

South Carolina Division – Sons of Confederate Veterans Specialty Licence Plate

By |2021-01-04T13:58:44-05:00January 29th, 2014|scscv|

With a new year upon us the years events are beginning. As the first month comes to a close and one of the dreaded habits of government come in the mail, for each of us one of the twelve months of the year a tax bill will arrive. One reprieve of having to continue to [...]

Columbia Civil War Landmarks

By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 28th, 2014|Book Reviews|

This historic guidebook offers an informed tour with driving directions to 70 sites in and around South Carolina’s capital. The text is complemented by 50 photographs and illustrations of the featured sites and the people associated with them. I would have liked a map showing all these attractions, but the author’s instructions are clear and [...]

Our Confederate Heroes – Sergeant Daniel H Martin

By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 27th, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

Sergeant Daniel H Martin     Sergeant Daniel H Martin was born on the 18th of February 1842 in Horry County. Daniel Enlisted in Conway, SC. He was a resident of Juniper Bay SC, and served as a scout/sniper for his unit of Company E, 26th SC Infantry, CSA (1861-1865). Daniel was also a Prisoner of [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans – Confederate Medal of Honor (Part 2)

By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 23rd, 2014|scscv|

Sons of Confederate Veterans South Carolina Division Confederate Medal of Honor (New Design) * Crew of the Hunley George E. Dixon* Arnold Becker* C. Lumpkin* Frank G. Collins* J. F. Carlsen* J. Miller* James A. Wicks* Joseph F. Ridgaway* Joseph Banks Lyle   The newly designed medal is struck from silver and bronze with a [...]

Sons of Confederate Veterans – Confederate Medal of Honor (Part 1)

By |2020-04-24T11:57:12-04:00January 22nd, 2014|scscv|

Sons of Confederate Veterans South Carolina Division Confederate Medal of Honor (Original design) Richard Rowland Kirkland Wade Hampton, III Raphael Painpare William Alexander McQueen Adam W. Ballenger Charles H. Jones [divider] There were no Confederate Medals of Honor issued during the War Between the States despite the countless number of heroic deeds committed by numerous [...]

After Years Of Research, Confederate Daughter Arises

By |2018-07-29T14:59:23-04:00January 21st, 2014|scscv|

2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the War Between the States. It was of particular importance to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization for female descendants of Confederate soldiers. This was an old story from back in 2011, but it warrants telling again because this particular story was close to [...]

Our Confederate Heroes – Edward Richard Simms

By |2018-07-29T14:59:24-04:00January 20th, 2014|Confederate Soldier Wall of Honor|

Private Edward Richard Simms Private Edward Richard. Simms born March 14, 1837, in Sumter County, SC. On April 8, 1861, he enlisted, Sumter Volunteers (Company D, 2nd South Carolina Infantry)  He was with that company during the firing on Fort Sumter, April 12- 14, 1861, stationed on Morris Island. He transferred to Company K, South Carolina [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Maxcy Gregg

By |2018-07-29T14:59:24-04:00January 17th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Maxcy Gregg This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Maxcy Gregg for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. Gregg was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the grandson of Esek Hopkins, commodore of the Continental Navy. He was educated at South Carolina College (now called the University of [...]

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