South Carolina

St. Philip's Church - Charleston, South Carolina by JD Andrews

The Church was constructed from 1835 to 1838 by architect Joseph Hyde . The steeple was designed by E.B. White and wasn't added  until a decade later.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church is a National Historic Landmark that houses the oldest congregation in South Carolina and was the first Anglican church established south of Virginia.

On April 12, 1861 - Fort Sumter was shelled by Confederacy, Starting the Civil War by JD Andrews

Where the American Civil War Began

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.

Beautiful Owl from the South Carolina Aquarium by JD Andrews