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H 4225
Session 110 (1993-1994) 

H 4225 Joint Resolution, By Richardson
 A Joint Resolution to establish a site for a permanent Confederate War
 Memorial and to specify historical dates on which to fly the Confederate Flag.

   05/20/93  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-30
   05/20/93  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-30



A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO ESTABLISH A SITE FOR A PERMANENT CONFEDERATE WAR MEMORIAL AND TO SPECIFY HISTORICAL DATES ON WHICH TO FLY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG.

Whereas, the well-being and cooperation of all citizens of South Carolina toward better government is desirable; and

Whereas, the symbols and insignias of our State should represent all citizens of our State; and

Whereas, it also is desirable for citizens of South Carolina to honor our heritage and hold up our forefathers' bravery and courageNext; it is appropriate that we reflect on South Carolina's participation in the War of Northern Aggression; and

Whereas, it is desirous to hold up to the future generations, the bravery, honor, and moral Previouscourage of our forefathers for firing on Fort Sumter and initiating the act of secession; and

Whereas, there are citizens of our State who do not feel the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag honors their heritage or ideals. Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. There is established a site for a permanent Confederate War Memorial on the grounds of the State House to include the Confederate Battle Flag. The flying of the Confederate Battle Flag atop the State House will occur in memorial on the following occasions and only those dates and occasions:

January 19 Robert E. Lee's Birthday

January 21 Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson's Birthday

February 17 Burning of Columbia

March 9 The Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac

March 28 Wade Hampton's Birthday

April 1 Wade Hampton's Death

April 12 First shot at Fort Sumter

April 19 Surrender of Lee's Army at Appomattox

April 26 Lincoln orders blockade of all Southern ports

May 10 Confederate Day--President Johnson declared war over

May 26 Last of Confederate Forces surrendered

Last Monday

in May Memorial Day

June 3 Jefferson Davis' Birthday

June 10 Confederate Congress authorizes conscription 17-50 years

July 3 End of Battle of Gettysburg

July 4 Fall of Vicksburg

August 17 First major bombardment of Fort Sumter by Union forces

September 14 Antietam Campaign begins

October 4 Confederacy signs treaties with Cherokee, Shawnee, and Seneca Indians

November 7 Fort Walker, Hilton Head bombardment

November 11 Veterans Day

November 19 CSS Alabama surrenders--end of Naval Campaign

November 20 Ordinance of Secession signed by South Carolina

SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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