Columbia, South Carolina: State Capitol Bronze Stars

The South Carolina State House wears six big bronze stars on its west side to mark hits from Sherman's cannons. An inscription in one of the marble walls explains their significance.

South Carolina State House

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Assembly St., Columbia, SC
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South Carolina State House, on the Assembly St. side.
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Cannonball strikes on the state house. State Capitol Bronze Stars

The South Carolina State House is a copper-domed granite building that wears six bronze stars to mark hits from Sherman's cannons [during the War Between the States]. Yes, they are still there, after two major renovation projects. The first occurred 1959-1969, the second 1995-mid-1998.

Just in case you thought that Washington's Broken Cane was the only thing to remind South Carolinians about those, uh, can't say that, OK -- "evil" Yankees.

[Roansal, 08/04/2009]

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