Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010

Sherman’s advance on SC’s capital commemorated

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A reenactment of Union troops firing on the South Carolina Statehouse is one of the events marking what are known as the longest days in the state capital.

The Saturday events commemorate Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1865 advance on Columbia.

Re-enactors will fire on the capital from the West Columbia side of the Congaree River, just as Union troops did.

The events also include bus tours of Civil War sites, living history and artillery demonstrations and a Civil War exposition at the State Museum.

The events are being sponsored by the Greater Columbia Civil War Alliance, comprised of a number of organizations, among them the State Museum and the state Department of Archives and History.

Here is my reply…..

Pawmetto wrote on 02/13/2010 08:50:29 AM:

I wonder if the Union re-enactors will chop-up some church pews and altars for firewood in their camps as the original troops were too lazy to cut trees? Also I wonder if the re-enactors will use rubber bayonets and swords to spear innocent children’s pets for cruel spite? Or perhaps they will push women down in the mud for not greeting them on the street properly let alone raping them? Next thing you know, we will have a statue of Sherman, the war criminal, proposed for the statehouse grounds.

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