Cemetery Walk, Charleston

Cemetery Walk, Charleston

A scene taken in the old Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC.

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Cemetery Walk, Charleston
Cemetery Walk, Charleston

The wealth of old Charleston is represented in this tree covered corner.

There is a little of everything in this shot. A key focal point here is an earthen mausoleum in the background. This one spot has a history starting with the first settlers in northern Rhode Island,  multiple revolutionary war and civil war commanders.

A small touch of red by the closer monument is an old South Carolina state flag from the 1860’s.  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the front sections of the cemetery are old military graves, thousands, from the various civil war units of Charleston.

Originally this land, and the remaining buildings, were the Umbra Magnolia rice plantation. Behind this location are marshes backing up to the city of Charleston.

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