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Angels

Found on a walk through an old cemetery.

Angels
Angels
Angels
Angels

It’s fitting these carved Italian statues are part of the Gibbes family mausoleum. One of the most important art museums in the US (Gibbes) was created and funded by the family as Charleston was being rebuilt after the Civil War.

Click to view the Gibbes on this site.

Angels
Angels

 

1816 – 1884

A little weather worn, actually a lot.

1816 - 1884
1816 – 1884

This person lived in a most interesting time in history.

When born Charleston was the wealthiest city in the new US. However, they also witnessed the civil war which ravaged Charleston, also a large fire which burned the town. Somewhere in there was a yellow fever outbreak.

Maybe 2020 wasn’t so bad after all.

Monument To South Carolina Gettysburg Deaths

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.

Monument To South Carolina Gettysburg Deaths
Monument To South Carolina Gettysburg Deaths

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.