CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – In honor of Memorial Day, the local chapters of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) and The Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) held a socially distanced wreath laying ceremony at The Citadel War Memorial to honor fallen heroes.
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.
The Continental Congress authorized the Continental Army on June 14, 1775. The first South Carolina Units in the Continental Army were the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments. What follows is a short history of the South Carolina units that served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War from Robert K Wrights’, ‘The Continental Army’ (Center of Military History), 2006.
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: