9781596293977

No Holier Spot of Ground : Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina

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    9781596293977

  • ISBN10:

    1596293977

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

The monuments of South Carolina bear on their weathered faces and cracked tablets a history of honor and of memory embodied in stone. Whether revealing the lost graves of Southern sons, unveiling the history of the only national cemetery to inter Confederate soldiers alongside the Union fallen during wartime or recording the simple obelisks that reach for heaven throughout the Palmetto State, this volume is a story of remembrance and of mourning. Kristina Dunn Johnson, curator of history with the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, shares with us the powerful stories of memory and acceptance that are the legacy of the Confederacy, as varied as those who lie beneath the Southern soil.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introduction: "No Holier Spot of Ground"p. 11
"Thousands Fill Unknown Graves"p. 17
"Carolina, Receive Thy Returning Children"p. 31
"One Destiny from Ocean to Ocean"p. 45
"A Grand Manifestation of Honor"p. 61
"Parade Rest?"p. 83
"Goodnight, Brave Soldier"p. 101
"That We Have a Right to Be Here"p. 123
Conclusion "The Ruins of Our Buried Hopes"p. 135
Notesp. 141
Indexp. 155
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