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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Confederate POW survival story, Fort Pulaski monument

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO MARK GRAVES OF IMMORTAL SIX HUNDRED AT FORT PULASKI, GA  


(SAVANNAH - March 4, 2011)   The Director for the National Park Service in Washington has approved the erection of a monument to a group of 600 Confederate POW's known as the Immortal Six Hundred on the grounds outside the fort.  The request, submitted nearly a decade ago by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and descendants of the veterans, was approved in February and will include both a granite monument and brick wall surrounding the perimeter of the area of the unmarked graves.

 

The veterans buried in the unmarked graves died while being held prisoner by the federal government during the War Between the States.  Enduring forced privations including the withholding of food, clothing, and blankets during one of the coldest winters on record in Georgia, the Confederate officers being held within the fort organized the Confederate Relief Association on December 13, 1864 to care for the most severely ill among them.  As a result of the efforts of this compassionate care for their compatriots, only thirteen died while being held at Fort Pulaski.  After the War's end, the 600 Confederate POW's held in Pulaski became known as the Immortal Six Hundred because of their steadfast courage and care for each other in the face of severe suffering.  Their story has become one with which veterans and POW's of all of America's wars can relate personally.

 

Additional information on the Immortal Six Hundred is available online at www.600csa.com.

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