Today in Darlington County History – September 19

September 18-20, 1863 – The Battle of Chickamauga, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg. It was the first major battle of the war…

Today in Darlington County History – September 3 (Hurricane San Felipe-Okeechobee)

On September 03, 1928  Hurricane San Felipe-Okeechobee wrecked havoc on the ACL Railroad trestle behind the cotton mill. Rails and cross ties were left dangling after the supports were washed away. Darlington County received the largest documented rainfall from the storm. A record 12.53 inches. The Okeechobee hurricane, also known as San Felipe Segundo hurricane,…