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    Charles Sumner was an ardent abolitionist that insulted the honor of Preston Brooks' cousin Andrew Butler. In response, Brooks attacked Sumner with a cane in the US House of Representatives so savagely that Sumner ripped his desk, which was nailed down, out of the floor. Northerner's responded by leaving Sumner's seat symbolically open and Southerner's sent Brooks large numbers of new canes. The whole incident was just another sign of how polarized the nation had become.

    Sen. Charles Sumner, an anti-slavery legislator from Massachusetts, was attacked on the Senate floor in May 1856 by Rep. Preston Brooks, a cane-wielding South Carolinian. Sumner had vilified Brooks's uncle, Sen. Andrew Butler of South Carolina, who, along with Illinois Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, co-authored the Kansas-Nebraska Act. www.civilwar.org/...

    Uniform Coat worn by Jospeh E. Adger (Charleston, SC), quartermaster and acting ordnance officer for the 25th South Carolina Volunteers, also known as the Eutaw Regiment. Charleston Museum.

    Uniform worn by Private Edward D. Robinson (Charleston, SC) of Captain G.H. Walter’s Company (Washington Artillery), South Carolina Artillery. The unit surrendered to Federal forces at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865. Charleston Museum.

    Abolitionist, John Brown

    Uniform Coat worn by Captain Thomas Pinckney (Charleston, SC), son of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of Revolutionary War fame. Served in the St. James Mounted Riflemen which was later incorporated into the 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry. Captured at Haw’s Shop, VA in May 1864, Pinckney was among the “Immortal 600,” a group of Confederate prisoners held in a crude stockade in front of Federal fortifications on Morris Island to discourage Confederate artillery fire. Charleston Museum.

    The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back.

    Camp Croft, SC, 1941 - Copyright Genealogy Sisters #genealogy #familyhistory

    SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Alfred Eisenstaedt - construction of George Washington section of mt. rushmore monument, 1940

    Circa 1936 Georgetown County, South Carolina." Security system visible in dormer. From comments: " the enormous poverty found throughout the south that resulted from the Civil War and finally came to an end in the late 60's has never really been documented or experienced by states above the Mason Dixon line. The south generally suffered 100 years of poverty as a result of the war."

    SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (1), via Flickr.

    James and Mary Chesnut, her diary of the Civil War would be the orginal blog of the 1860's........She was from Charleston, SC.

    Genetics// Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln, 3rd cousin of Abraham. This is wild. Resemblance is definitely there.

    Confederate Coat, ~ Drummer Boy, South Carolina,

    “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” - Harriet Tubman

    First Black Regiment, South Carolina 1st, Massachusetts 54th. "Glory Regiment" " No. 35 Dress Parade of the First South Carolina Regiment (colored) near Beaufort S.C. The only view of this regiment ever made." Published by John C. Taylor (originally by E. & H. T. Anthony) from the negatives by Brady & Co. The original price was 25 cents.

    Lawrence Massillon Keitt (1824-1864), lawyer, politician, July 1861 raised the 20th South Carolina Regiment of Volunteers & commissioned as Colonel. Wounded in Battle of Cold Harbor and died as result of his wounds the next day, June 4, 1864. Left a widow and two very young children.

    Beaufort, South Carolina. Several generations of a slave family, all born on the plantation of J.J. Smith. Taken in 1862 by Timothy O'Sullivan.

    The Abandoned Babcock Building at the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum. More --> www.abandonedplay...