Category: Civil War

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…

Timeline of First Baptist Darlington 1829-1870

Timeline provided by the Darlington County Historical Commission and related article by Bill Segars, as printed in the Darlington News & Press.

The Bible that Stopped a Yankee Bullet

He fell and by the visible damage to his jacket was thought to have been killed. Stunned, he eventually shook off the chock to reveal that the Bible in his pocket had stopped the bullet. The minnie ball entered the lower right corner of the Bible and was stopped in Second Kings, thus saving his life.

A New Courthouse Dedicated, 1873.

“Today in History” we remember that on this date Friday, May 16 1873, Darlington County residents celebrated the completion and dedication of their “New” Court House. The first first session of court was held in it on June 2nd, Judge C.P. Townsend presided.

The Desecration of Lowther’s Hill Cemetery (aks Montrose)

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. — Benjamin Franklin