Revolutionary Skirmish at Old St. Andrew’s Church to Be Commemorated on Wednesday
The Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will lay a commemorative DAR wreath at Old St. Andrew’s Church on Wednesday, March 22nd starting at 11 am.
The ceremony will include the dedication of the two historic markers placed on the site by the S.C. Department of Archives and History, where the wreath will sit between. One marker is for the church itself, which was established and built in 1706. The second historic marker is in remembrance of the skirmish that took place on and around the church grounds and the church creek on March 22, 1780. This clash was a prelude to the British capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the city’s two-year occupation.
Father Marshall Huey, Rector of Old St. Andrew’s Church, who is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution will lead the dedication. The church’s historian Paul Porwell will give a short talk about what happened nearly 250 years ago.
Following the dedication ceremony, the church will host a lunch at the St. Andrews Annual Tea Room. There will be sandwiches, salads, soups, and deserts for sale. They also have a gift shop and offer guided tours of the church itself.
Old St. Andrew’s Church can be found at 2604 Ashley River Rd.
About the Daughters of the American Revolution
The largest patriotic women’s service organization in the nation, DAR has nearly 190,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the United States and in several foreign countries. DAR members promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships, educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to both veterans and active-duty military, all achieved through meaningful community service that totals more than 5 million hours annually. For additional information about DAR and its relevant mission, visit www.dar.org.
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