A complete listing and description of all Confederate
monuments within the Palmetto State
Since the command for secession was first given,
South Carolina was pivotal in the formation and
cause of the Confederacy. In A Guide to Confederate
Monuments in South Carolina, Robert S. Seigler invites
the reader to rediscover the history that first split
a nation as he weaves his way through each city in
South Carolina in search of all Confederate monuments.
Beginning with the Abbeville County monument
and ending with the York County monument, Seigler
spans the multiple locales of South Carolina, including
all Confederate monuments located on courthouse
lawns, town squares, cemeteries, churchyards,
public parks, and markers commemorating military combatants and civilian participants of the state.
Seigler provides a literal transcription of the engraving
for each entry as well as a historical snippet of the
events and personages influential for the monument,
the material used to construct the memorial, and
directions to the location of the site.
Complete with photographic images of the more
prominent statues and structures and an index of
the monument, this compendium offers readers the
chance to traverse the history of the Palmetto State's
Robert S. Seigler was a historian with the South
Carolina Department of Archives and History.