Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
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... fortifications were repeatedly targeted by the Union Army and Navy, Charleston did not fall to Federal forces until the last months of the war. The war lasted from 1861 to 1865 with a massive loss of life with the Northern states (the Union) winning over the Southern states (the Confederates). The Union blockaded the port so nothing could come in or be taken out, ultimately crippling the economy and starving the people and this in turn lead to 'blockade running' ...
... Then a tour of the house, built three times on the same site, last in about 1870, and NOT the setting for "Tara". Not enough time to look at the prize-winning gardens. So much history and we certainly now know more about the war and about slavery.
Back to camp, via a Verizon shop to buy an Internet Dongle. Now we really are "switched on". Numerous inquisitive visitors called ...
... Rather than waiting for a trolley, we walk about 6 blocks from the waterfront to the City Market area on Market Street. It is a several block long vendor market similar to Seattle along the wharf or San Francisco at the pier. There are several vendors selling Mount Pleasant Gullah baskets that are woven with sweet grass and long pine needles. They are unique to the area and, in my estimation, are promoted to try to keep the ...
... with their mother-in-law. We are very fortunate.
Donna sent me a photo she had received from her daughter today. It was taken this morning and North Bay was receiving a hit of snow. I wish they were not going back to snow and cold temperatures. We tidied the house, finished some laundry and organized the fridge in preparation for our next week.
It is quiet here, very quiet. We miss them.
... it weakened the Loyalist forces to the extent that they had to abandon their occupation of the South Carolina backcountry. The Star Fort survived, along with the approach and parallel trenches leading up to the fort. There are few better examples of 1700's siegecraft or of the close personal nature of battle in that day. It was quite humbling to know that we were walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary War era soldiers.