Barksdale House Inn
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... waterways etc. Checked out the animals etc they had there. When we got back to town we caught the free purple line trolley bus that went to an area we hadn't got to before.
Time for drinks and nibbles on the balcony and we did a good job of finding a good meal for dinner at TBonz Gill & Grill - another good steak for John.
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: Boone Hall Plantation. We decide to do another plantation tour as ...
... a drink. This afternoon we have a boat ride out to Fort Sumter, the place where the first shots were fired that started the Civil War in 1861. http://fortsumtertours.com We travel to the Fort by boat and this is the first time we have ALL been together, I mean by the Big Chris the bus driver joins us as he has never been to the Fort before? He is such a nice guy, only 28 but a real helpful nature about him. We hear about the Fort and Battles that it has been involved ...
... Schadow. On our own we walked through the stable yard where we saw peacocks, water buffalo, sheep and other animals.
... South Carolina delegates to a special secession convention voted unanimously to secede from the Federal Union. In November of 1860, Abraham Lincoln had been elected President of the United States, with no support from southern states. The fort was still unfinished when Major Robert Anderson moved his 85-man Union garrison into it the day after Christmas in 1860, setting in motion events that would tear the nation asunder four months ...
... visitor centre but the ferry wasn't leaving for Fort Sumter till 4pm and it was a 2 hour visit so we figured that would be a bit late so we would go in the morning. We read all the information on display in the centre and found it all a bit confusing but basically the Union held it, on 12th April 1861 it was shelled by the confederates which is considered to be the start of the civil war, the confederates won the battle and ...