The Coastal South Carolina Chapter will re-establish itself as a Best Chapter in AUSA and serve as the voice for the Total Army (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) by providing relevant programs and support for the Soldiers, Cadets, DA Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Army Families, and Community Partners in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Coastal South Carolina Chapter
According to the Charleston County Public Library article in a May 2014, 425,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) were held in the United States under the supervision of the Provost Marshal General’s office at the end of World War II. The Geneva Convention and War Department directives were put in place for treatment in hopes that American POWs overseas would be treated as humanely.
In 2011 the Edmondston Alston House did a Special Exhibit titled: “The Races! The Races! Charleston’s Gala Race Week”, this article is based on that exhibit and some additional information.
The Battle of Rantowles Bridge occurred during the British siege of Charleston in 1780. Before a discussion of the battle, we need to review LTC Washington and the Siege of Charleston.
William A Washington:
No traces now exist of the original Fort Johnson which stood at Windmill Point on James Island. Fort Johnson was designed and built in 1708 by Huguenot refugees to protect the English colony of South Carolina from attack by Spanish and French forces. It was named after the Proprietary Governor of the Carolinas, Sir Nathaniel Johnson. A second fort was built in 1759 and portions of its "tabby" walls, made from sea shells, are still visible today. The fort played a role during the Stamp Act crisis.
“ There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”
- LTC Jimmy Doolittle
Those sentiments were prominently on display at this years CLDT at AUSA National of which I had the pleasure of attending.