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"Come bring with a noise my merry merry boys the Christmas log to the firing…"

A search for “Christmas” brings up a lot of gems worth reading in SC newspapers on Chronicling America. To search for yourself, you can go to the Search Newspaper Pages at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/. The following is an excerpt of a fun … Continue reading

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"Our city shall spring from her ashes." A brief history of the Columbia Phoenix.

Craig Keeney, Published Materials Cataloger at the South Caroliniana Library here at USC and one of our Principal Investigators of the SCDNP, has composed several fascinating essays about each of the South Carolina newspapers digitized in Chronicling America. These essays … Continue reading

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Madame Sosnowski, noteworthy citizen of Columbia, South Carolina

While reading the Columbia Phoenix online in Chronicling America, I ran across a brief article printed on March 28, 1865. The editors of the Phoenix wished to make quite clear that a highly regarded citizen of Columbia had NOT followed … Continue reading

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Sack and Destruction of Columbia

Read William Gilmore Simm’s vivid account of the sack and destruction of Columbia by General Sherman’s army. Readers will find the commentary on saving the South Caroliniana Library and other buildings on the Horseshoe of particular interest. To read the … Continue reading

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