May 10, 2013

On Confederate Memorial Day, a look at the Grand Strand’s ties to the Civil War

Today is Confederate Memorial Day, when states across the South remember the sacrifices made by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The exact date varies by state, but in the Carolinas it is always May 10, the day that Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 and that Confederate president Jefferson Davis was captured in 1865. State government offices will be closed today, though Horry County offices will remain open. Local members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans celebrated the day April 27 in Conway with speakers and period costumes. Many of the same members took part in statewide ceremonies in Columbia last weekend.

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