Special Reports

January 14, 2011 8:40 AM

First installment: 150 years later, Civil War legacies still affect SC

On a foggy day near Christmas 1860, a delegation of South’s Carolina wealthiest, most powerful citizens - planters, judges, legislators and clergy, all white men - assembled at Columbia’s stately red brick-columned First Baptist Church to contemplate smashing the Palmetto State’s bond with the United States of America.

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