Wednesday, July 31, 2013
After several months I am excited to see Old Glory and her partner the South Carolina Flag gracing the entrance to the cemetery once again! The old flag pole rusted at the base and had to be replaced. So proudly she waves because of your donations! Thanks!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I have passed by this one-of-a-kind Magnolia Cemetery monument many times over the years and was never quite sure about the image on it. American Indian? Egyptian pharaoh? Christian angel?
The plot thickened when I really started to look into this mysterious memorial. Enter one of America’s most famous and accomplished artists and designers: Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).
Friday, July 5, 2013
In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War's epic Battle of Gettysburg, Magnolia Cemetery held a special memorial service on July 1.
The event's purpose was to recognize and honor the sacrifices of tens of thousands of soldiers, North and South, who fought, died and were wounded during the pivotal three day battle 150 years ago. Buried at Magnolia Cemetery are 82 South Carolinians who were killed or mortally wounded at Gettysburg. In 1871 Charleston's Ladies Memorial Association, lead by Mary Amarinthia Yates Snowden, traveled to Gettysburg, disinterred the S.C. soldiers from shallow graves on the battlefied, and had them brought home. At this memorial service, their headstones were adorned with black ribbons (seen below behind the reenactors).