J. Grahme Long: Stolen Charleston – The Spoils of War
The Horry County Museum and the Horry County Historical Society present Stolen Charleston: The Spoils of War, a lecture and book signing by J. Grahame Long May 19 at 1 p.m. in the McCown Auditorium. During both the American Revolution and the Civil War, Charleston was not just a symbolic target but also one of the wealthiest–at least until the shelling started. Once the redcoats of 1780 and the Yankees of 1865 stormed in, nary a church, business or private home was spared fevered plundering. Free.