Tag Archives: Civil War

“Now He Belongs to the Ages”

I’m not someone who watches a lot of television.  Since a couple of my favorite shows went off the air at the end of last season, I hardly ever turn it on unless it’s to have background noise while I’m … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss! A Rare Public Showing for This Historic Sumter Home

For years, I called it “The Saddest House in Sumter.”  The imposing foursquare structure at 41 Haynsworth Street had already begun to look a bit neglected when I moved to the historic district in 1990.  Over the years it was … Continue reading

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Character and Strength of Heart: “I Have No Fear”

Supposedly, when one starts talking about the weather, there must not be much else to talk about.  However, it’s been so extremely extreme this year that I don’t quite know how to avoid it.  So far this summer, I’m batting … Continue reading

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Raising the Hunley

With the 100th anniversary of its disastrous loss and the re-release of the blockbuster movie (in 3D, no less), RMS Titanic-mania is at a high.  Sumter isn’t going to be scheduling cruises to the north Atlantic to view the wreckage … Continue reading

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About “Manning’s Folly”

Is it just me, or is there something about leaves changing colors that makes a person want to get outside and go somewhere?  Journeys to the mountains, or even to a local park to have fun stomping through crackling leaves; … Continue reading

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