On the edge of this military cemetery is a monument dedicated to local soldiers who were killed in the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, PA.
This was the largest and most costly battle with approximately 50,000 casualties. It was also the turning point of the war.
The remains of the South Carolina regiments were returned after the war and buried here in Magnolias Soldiers Ground.
Around the cemetery the year 1863 is the most common date. The day after Gettysburg a second battle at Vicksburg, MS was ended. Another confrontation with a large number of casualties.