SC State House (free use photo - Flickr)

Residents heading down to State and Lexington County offices on Wednesday will find locked doors in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

The holiday is observed every year on May 10, and South Carolina is among a handful of states in the South with such an official holiday.

South Carolina chose May 10 because it was the day Confederate Gen. Thomas' Stonewall' Jackson died in 1863 after his troops wounded him and also the day Union soldiers captured fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia in 1865.

To see a complete list of state-observed holidays click here

(2) comments

John Thayer

Don't forget General A.P. Hill.

Killed in action:

April 2, 1865 (aged 39)

Petersburg, Virginia


As they should...I am glad that this is still observed.

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