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South Carolina Museum Rejects Monument to Mark Secession


MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP).- A South Carolina museum has voted against erecting a monument to the state's secession from the Union almost 150 years ago.

The board of the Patriots Point Development Authority on Tuesday split 3-3 on whether to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to place a granite monument to the signers of the secession ordinance at the maritime museum. The tie killed the proposal.

Board chairman John Hagerty says he talked to World War II veterans who didn't want the monument at the museum on Charleston Harbor, where the Civil War began with an attack on Fort Sumter.

Randy Burbage with the South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans said the group will look for another place for the monument. It would have the names of the 170 signers and the wording of the document.



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