Manuscript Collection

Honoring Fallen Soldiers: America's First Memorial Day - Accession 1181 - M549 (602)

Title

Honoring Fallen Soldiers: America's First Memorial Day - Accession 1181 - M549 (602)

Files

Download Honoring Fallen Soldiers: America's First Memorial Day - Table of Contents and Preface (994 KB)

Identifier

Accession 1181 - M549 (602)

Inclusive Dates

1831-1985

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

13 pieces

Language

English

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a program of remembrance held on May3-4, 2002 honoring the first Memorial Day observed in Charleston, SC on May 1st, 1865 to honor those that fought and died in the American Civil War. This 48 page program was edited by Catherine Clinton and consists of several articles and typescript copies of period newspaper articles from 1865-1867. The program contains a Preface titled “Keep Their Memory Green” by Catherine Clinton, an excerpt titled “Decoration Days” from David Blight’s Race And Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory published in 2001, and an article titled “Sites and Rites of Civil War Memory by Thomas Brown. Also included is a section titled “Selected Sources” which includes typescript copies of “The Martyrs of the Race Course” published in the Charleston Courier, May 2, 1865, “Martyrs of the Racecourse” published in Harper’s weekly, May 18, 1867, an excerpt from A Woman Doctor’s Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks’ Diary which was edited by Gerald Schwartz (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1985), an article by Rev. Richard H. Cain which was published in the A.M.E. Christian Recorder, April 21, 1866, and an excerpt from Frances Rollin, Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868.

Provenance

The Honoring Fallen Soldiers: America's First Memorial Day were given to the Archives in 202 by South Carolina Humanities Council.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Honoring Fallen Soldiers: America's First Memorial Day - Accession 1181 - M549 (602)

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