Category Archives: Black and White

Mary Musgrove, Spy

Near the ford (crossing) on the Elloree river that was the scene of a US Revolutionary War battle we found this old stone marker.

Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove

Research says she was the wife of the Mill owner and kept the patriot militia informed as to when, and where, the loyalists and British troops were watching the fords.

Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove

Not far from here several hundred militia clashed.

Local historians have provided me with numerous links to information and I have come to two conclusions.

  1. All involved were particularly brutal. It was truly the US first civil war. Families and neighbors fought and killed each other…and there were no rules.
  2. The second is that no one had a clue as to what they wanted, or what was happening. Everybody would just stop and go home if they didn’t get what they wanted.

 

Southern Government Buildings

I have this small group of photographs taken of local South Carolina government buildings. Basically a few images that caught my eye, none taken with any thought of what to do next.

Now I know, throw a few in the same article since they are worlds apart.

Government Buildings
Government Buildings
Government Buildings
Government Buildings

The first here is a grand old building, designed by a world famous architect. The odd thing, it is a small county court house, his other buildings are in the US capital and other large cities.

Government Buildings
Government Buildings
Government Buildings
Government Buildings

Above is city hall, Manning, South Carolina. It’s perfect. A re-purposed building on the towns Main Street.¬† No pretense, it fits nicely.

Government Buildings
Government Buildings

Last is another county court house. I don’t know much about this building, bit it is imposing. Maybe that’s the idea. Going to court…maybe jail.