"I wish the Yankees would capture Mrs. Gordon and hold her till this war is over (Volo 170)."
Imagine land that is nothing but forests and fields. Now picture many rivers between these forests. That is what Charles Towne looked like before it was settled. Charles Towne was the first British settlement in South Carolina. Charles Towne would end up being one of the most important cities in the 13 British Colonies. But, before that it was very difficult to settle. Settlers had problems settling Charles Town due to unreliable maps, natural factors such as animals and land, and disease.
Charleston city was well known for its power and commercial dominance and was peaceful city for a while. The great earthquake that strike Charleston’s wrecked the city an eventually led to significant change in the community of Charleston’s. Particularly, the great earthquake shaken the class differences between the people of color, specifically the black working class with the white people. The black people took advantages of the opportunities provided by the earthquake, to improve their life through the demand of labor, wages inflation, and ability to express their culture.
The Confederates demanded immediate evacuation of the fort. However, they promised safe transport out of Charleston for Anderson and his men, who would be permitted to carry their weapons and personal property and to salute the Stars and Stripes, which, the Confederates acknowledged, “You have upheld so long...under the most trying circumstances.” Anderson thanked them for such “fair, manly, and courteous terms.” Yet he stated, “It is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor, and of my obligation to my Government, prevent my compliance.” Anderson added grimly that he would be starved out in a few days—if the Confederate cannonthat ringed the harbor didn’t batter him to pieces first. As the envoys departed and the sound of their oars faded away across the gunmetal-gray water, Anderson knew that civil war was probably only hours away.
During the weekend of September 24th-25, 2016, I had attended some of the events involved with Allegany History Week and the Civil War Reenactment in Wellsville. On Saturday, I visited the historical display room in Howe Library, in Wellsville, and visited the Civil War Reenactment in Wellsville’s Island Park. On Sunday, I went to see the Voices of the Past event at the Palmer Opera House in Cuba. This will be a report of what I had seen in these events.
Over the last three decades several United States auto jobs have migrated to the South. Some of the things that have attracted these auto giants to these Southern States is the cost of living and operating advantages which far surpass those of their Northern counterparts, which also attract more white-collar workers. The Volvo plant is no different, their goal for building in South Carolina is an attempt to re-focus it US market share, which had long diminished. Although having these auto giants, such as Volvo come in to these small rural towns to encourage growth and development, what effect does it really have in the community?
Every year the town church holds a homecoming. Each year as more and more people move away from the historic site the gathering gets larger. This year was their 159th homecoming. According to the article, “ They
First, Mama had a hand in adding to the family quilt when her mother and her sister had first began making it from old clothes and fabrics. She understands where the quilts fabric has come from and knows that it is a representation of their family history. She promises the quilts to
"For the rest the spring and summer?" Millicent sat upright with outrage. "I can't do that, mama. I have plans - Adelaide and I were going to throw a bunch of fashion parties, and I've got lots of hang out time with Charlton, and Raymond -"
“You can clean up around here and then after I’m done giving Asher, and Amanda a bath you can change them into new clothes, mom you get ready and I’ll get everything you need put together for the trip to your mom’s house and I will go tell dad that he needs to come get ready, Alisha, and Annabelle go get ready and tell Annette to change and come help Jazlyn with changing the
"Yes, yes; she wants to see you, my dear," he said. "I think you had better accept this invitation to stay with her. She is rich, almost wealthy; and I, as you know, have practically nothing to leave you—practically nothing. If she took a fancy to you..."
“Let’s change the subject before we both become self-pitying, on the sideline gawks watching the world change around us with loathing. I have not resumed writing either, although I have begun making family history charts for the elites of Charleston. I plan to bind them into a book of references for future generations that want to research the families of Charleston.
“Well now, I do believe that I put him and that fancy lawyer, over there,” she says looking in the general direction of the corner where we usually sit. We both spot my father and my grandmother’s lawyer sitting alone at a table for four near the big windows. “Good luck sweetie, looks like you'll need it,” Lisa says patting my back. I nod and head toward the table.