While out in the old ‘soldiers ground’ section of Charleston’s Magnolia Cemetery I made a few new surprising discoveries.
Above is a marker I found off to the side of the main section. Near a tool shed was a standard confederate military head stone.
However Rebecca Sineath, of Morris Island, South Carolina is buried here. She was the laundress for the 12st South Carolina Infantry.
Interesting she was from Morris Island. It is nothing but a sand bar now with an old unused lighthouse.
The battle of Morris Island, July 1863, was an unsuccessful Union assault. The famous 54th Massachusetts Infantry, an all African American unit proved their valor and changed the perspective of Union leaders. The movie ‘Glory’ was based on this battle.
Another unusual find was in the Unknown Sailors area. A new flag, the Bonnie Blue, had been placed.
The Bonnie Blue, though associated with the south was actually based on a marching song used by both North and South.
And wait, there’s more. An old stone for Intibus George can be found at the end of the Unknowns. The name, not a usual old southern one.
Even though Soldiers Ground is in South Carolina I have found grave sites for northern military and other people associated with the Civil War units.