Saturday, April 20, 2013

Columbia Leaves Its Mark

As we reach the end of April, it seems timely to feature another episode in our Technical Director Andy Moon's 'Security Travelogue'.

With the continued expansion of our distribution in the USA, Andy recently found himself in South Carolina. When he returned he came back with some fascinating photographs, particularly of the city of Columbia and we'd like to share some of these with you today.

It was in the month of April in 1861 that the first shots of the American Civil War were fired - in the state of South Carolina during an attack on Fort Sumter. The city of Columbia was at that time an important centre for the Confederate States Army and it played a major role throughout the conflict. That has left a legacy which is still visible today - as Andy's photographs below demonstrate.
 
Columbia City Hall plaque

2 of the 10 stars that mark cannon ball hits from the Civil War

Here are some interesting pages for further reading on the subject:

The role of Columbia role in the American Civil War

American Civil War timeline here

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