Fountain Inn Fountain and Inn Found!
- By Jack Marlar
May 9, 2016 was a day of research and discovery for local historians and friends of the Fountain Inn Museum (FIM). Several senior citizens who grew up in our town remember playing at the spring that was allegedly the “fountain” that supplied water to visitors of the Inn on this stage coach stop. Being eighteen miles from both Greenville and Laurens, this spring was at a point where the horses and passengers would be in need of a place to get refreshed from this old mode of transportation before the railroads came through the area.
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Daughters of the American Revolution Awards
- By Julia Barnes
Hudson Berry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC. The ladies chose to move their usual location to outdoors in the brick-enclosed prayer garden next to the Chapel. Regent Julia Barnes welcomed all the ladies, including three prospective members, and led them in the ritual, pledges to flags, and American’s Creed. Special award certificates were presented to Kay Burns of Anderson, Julia Barnes of Honea Path & LuAnne Foster of Belton, for their work in the DAR Bible Records project.
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Confederate Memorial Service Held at Springwood Cemetery
- By Pam Evans
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the annual Confederate Memorial Service was held at Springwood Cemetery in Downtown Greenville. The South Carolina legal Confederate Memorial Day was Tuesday, May 10th. The memorial service was sponsored by the 16th Regiment SC Volunteers, Camp 36, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Museum and Library of Confederate History. Before the service began, the Unknown Soldier graves and other Confederate graves throughout the cemetery were decorated with flags. Beautiful prelude music was provided by the Kendall, Neely and Verdin families. Mr. Hunter Kendall played the “Call to Church” on his trumpet.
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Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia
- By Jennifer Sawyer
On May 7, 2016, Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia brought the largest crowd seen in recent years. Several hundred were at Elmwood Cemetery for the UDC service sponsored by the Mary Boykin Chestnut Chapter of Columbia. Chapter President Juanita Keisler presided, Division President Ann Shugart brought greetings as did SC Division CofC President Matthew Myers. The speaker was Leland Summers, SC Division SCV Commander. Special music was presented by the gospel group Sonrise. After the laying of the wreath at the unknown Confederate soldier’s grave, a military salute was given by the Palmetto Battalion complete with cannon firing and the playing of taps. The parade of those who wished to participate took place between 11 AM and 12 noon with a march to the Statehouse. Several hundred individuals and groups with flags waving were escorted by police cars to the Statehouse for the 12 noon service.
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Winnie Davis 442 UDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Historic House
- By Julia Barnes
Chicora Historic Home featuring the 1st national flag CSA in Belton, SC.
The twentieth anniversary celebration of Winnie Davis 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Chicora historic home located in a rural area between Belton & Williamston. This home was built in the 1840s by William Anderson, who served later as an officer in the Confederate military. After his death during the War, his widow Lucretia Breazeale Anderson used her home as a girl’s school. Chicora was surrounded by Federal troops who were part of Brown’s Raid on May 1, 1865.
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Hampton Massacre Family Monument Rededicated
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
The Monument in Memory of the Great Grandparents of South Carolina Governor and Confederate General Wade Hampton III, Massacred by Indians in 1776 is located on Wade Hampton Blvd. East of Greer
On a warm July day in 1776, while Wade Hampton I and three younger brothers were tracking game far from their log home on the Tyger River, south of the Middle Indian Path (now Highway 11), a renegade band of Cherokees attacked and killed their parents, a newborn grandson and burned their home.
A stone memorial to Anthony Hampton, his wife and other family members is located on the southside of Wade Hampton Boulevard, in Spartanburg County, between Greer and Lyman. The Stonewall Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) erected the memorial in 1933. That UDC chapter is no longer active.
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Noted Composer of Confederate Letters Speaks to UDC
- By Pam Durham
The ladies of Winnie Davis 442 United Daughters of the Confederacy® were treated to a wonderful musical experience at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Noted composer Greg Lambert has taken letters written home by Confederate soldiers and composed music to accompany the words. Mr. Lambert, a military veteran of the US Navy, plays the guitar as he sings these words of soldiers who express their longing for home, how they miss their loved ones, and fatigue because of the war.
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