Near the ford (crossing) on the Elloree river that was the scene of a US Revolutionary War battle we found this old stone marker.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Also known as the old Sheldon Ruins.
Burned by the British army in 1779. Burned by the northern Federal Army in 1865.
Found while out exploring the South Carolina upstate.
A simple subject, made better by black and white.
An Agfa 35mm film filter was also applied.
Falls into the category you never know what you might find out there…
Abandon in 1859…
Sometimes they just look to be smiling.
If that’s true, I want to know why.
Part of the ongoing series of old southern headstones.
Taken in the original German community cemetery, Bethany. Charleston, South Carolina.
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.
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.
Above is city hall, Manning, South Carolina. It’s perfect. A re-purposed building on the towns Main Street. No pretense, it fits nicely.
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.