A look back: Darlington’s grand hotel

To remember the tragic loss of life, and a piece of Darlington County history, we post this article from the News and Press, 2014.  It was on this day in 1968 that the Park Terrace Hotel burned.   This article appeared in the Darlington News and Press on April 23, 2014 and was written by Samantha…

The Purple Heart – James Warren Coggeshall

DARLINGTON — J. Warren Coggeshall, was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Alvin C. and Annie W. Coggeshall. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1916. He served in the U. S. Army in the Mexican Boarder Incident, in France during the World War I with the Rainbow Division (and…

Thanksgiving 1862

An engaging portrait of Thanksgiving in North Carolina is presented in this letter written by James Cartwright of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry. Its surprisingly peaceful picture of a holiday in camp makes this seem more a festive day at home than a brief respite from war. We are indebted to Mr. James J. Finan, Glastonbury,…