The Confederate Monument – The monument occupies the highest point in the cemetery. Rock Hill’s first Confederate monument was erected in Confederate Park in 1922 by the Ann White Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). This statue was designed and carved by Rock Hill artisan John G. Sassi, an Italian immigrant who lived and operated a monument works just down the hill on the corner of West White Street and Laurel Street. Unfortunately, the monument in the park was subjected to vandalism. In 1936, the base of the monument was moved to this site, and a new soldier statue was ordered from Italy.
Yorkville Enquirer, Wednesday, February 25, 1863 – Fear of no bread
Various officers in districts called for volunteers among exempted men in the event of an attack on Charleston. The editor trusted York District would respond positively.
The governor called out the State militia for three months in the event of an emergency. The editor feared for the supply of breadstuffs if all these men were away from home. The previous Saturday seven or eight wagons from NC filled with corn came through York. NC prohibited the export of its corn. Corn was selling for $2/bushel and was being horded. What will the families of soldiers do and what will others do if the governor’s called out the state militia?
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