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5 Fun Facts About December 13 In South Carolina History

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1. On December 13, 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in Virginia during the American Civil War. Many soldiers from South Carolina fought in the battle, including Confederate General Maxcy Gregg, who was killed during the fighting.

2. In 1938, the South Carolina State House was officially dedicated on December 13. The building, which was designed by architect John G. Stevens, features an iconic copper dome and houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and other state officials.

3. On December 13, 2003, the Clemson Tigers defeated the Duke Blue Devils 63-17 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship Game. The victory earned Clemson their first conference title in over a decade and secured their spot in the 2004 Orange Bowl.

4. The town of Camden, South Carolina is considered a "horse capital," and December 13 marks the start of their annual Carolina Cup steeplechase race season. The event, which draws thousands of spectators each year, includes multiple horse races and a variety of social events throughout the day.

5. December 13, 2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the founding of Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina. The city was founded in 1670 by English settlers and quickly became a major center for trade and commerce in the region. Today, Charleston is known for its historic architecture, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture.
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