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Due to Columbia's strategic value, capture of the city was an objective of the Union Army during the Carolina's Campaign of 1865. By Feb. 15 Union forces had moved to within 4 miles of the city and met opposition from Confederate skirmis…
Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista is bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east. To its north lies Arsenal Hill, while the Olympia Mill community…
In tribute & honor to the gallant African American heroes of of the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division "Colored" of World War I.
They were South Carolinians sent into the bloody trenches of World War I. These brave black soldiers survived on…
Joseph Joyner owned a private ferry on the Congaree River near this site by 1749. John McCord's private ferry succeeded Joyner's by 1757, becoming public in 1766 by statue. A route from Charleston to Camden crossed the river at McCord's …
Camden and Cheraw will "in effect become suburbs of this city... through the construction of the new Seaboard Rail Line. The State May 10, 1900.
The Blue Marlin occupies the former Seaboard Air Line Railway Station, which served passengers in Col…
The new Seaboard Railway Station "will be a daisy."The State editorial, May 31, 1904
Completed in early summer 1904, the Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station (now the Blue Marlin) was built by J.P. Pettijohn and Co. of Lynchburg, Va. for $35,000, an…
(side 1)Alexander Samuel Salley 1871-1961), the historian described as a "walking encyclopedia" of S.C. history, lived here from 1910 until his death. Salley, born in Orangeburg County, was secretary of the S.C. Historical Society in Charleston 18…
Cap. Swanson Lunsford a native of Va. and for manyyears a resident of Columbia,Died August 7th, 1799.Aged about forty years.He was a member of Lee's Legionin the eventful period of 76.This humble tribute to hismemory has been placedby his only ch…
The Quoin-Stones and basement corniceabove were crumbled "by the proximityof the fire from the adjacentOld State House"
February 16, 1865 Sherman's Artillery,from the hills on the south side of theCongaree, got the range of the cityby firing on this building then underconstruction, registering six hits whichare separately marked by stars.