Battle flag (cropped) of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie against the British, Sep. 10, 1813.
South Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial is on Facebook!
On this day 149 years ago, my great-great-great-grandfather, 1st Lt. David Poindexter Reeves of Company C, 28th Tennessee Infantry (2nd Mountain Volunteers), CSA, died in valiant battle near Shiloh Church in Hardin County, Tennessee. At age 43 and before the … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, Columbia, SC marked the anniversary of the town’s 1865 burning, called “The Longest Days”, with a mini-history festival at the State Museum. Groups with booths and exhibits included the SC Archives, some reenactors, several other local … Continue reading
Today, I checked out a book from the USC (that’s South Carolina) library that contains biographical sketches of people in my (mostly collateral) family tree. I was thrilled to find this volume was available, as it deals with mostly Tennessee … Continue reading