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Here’s a fascinating Daniel Island tie in to Civil War history….courtesy, not surprisingly, via Beth Bush. You’ve probably heard of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment….one of the first units of Black soldiers to fight for the Union in the Civil War. They’re the unit fighting at local Fort Wagner and featured in the movie Glory. That battle took place today, August 18 in 1863! The 54th was one of the units...

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DIHS doesn’t do our typical monthly programs over the Summer months. But there’s PLENTY going on behind the scenes. A great example was our Board traveling to Mepkin Abby to meet withrepresentatives of Berkeley250 and Mepkin Abby and learning about some trulyimpressive work being done to gather and disseminate local history. The board met with local historian Keith Gourdin, representing Berkeley250, David George of Mepkin, Susan...

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In a recent column in the Charleston City Paper Editor/Publisher Andy Brack suggests local obsession with the Civil War allows too little attention paid to the role the South played in the American Revolution. “Too many forget the critical national importance of Charleston and the Carolinas in the colonial effort to become free from Great Britain.   Instead, they want to tour Fort Sumter and see the cannons in White Point Garden...

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Happy Independence Day!


Posted By on Jul 3, 2024

How confident are you in your knowledge of South Carolina history in the Revolutionary War times? Terrific quiz in this week’s Daniel Island News. Feel up to the challenge? https://thedanielislandnews.com/…/think-you-know-south…

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PLEASE SEE EDITORS NOTE BELOW Cool!”    “Awesome!”   “Epic!”  What has these third graders at Phillip Simmons Elementary so excited? They’re talking about History in a Trunk, the latest project from the Daniel Island Historical Society. And the children’s enthusiasm is shared by their teacher, Tina McDonald.  “WOW! I was so excited to receive the items for my Social Studies class. I have already used some of the items to enhance...

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